Detours

The purpose of this study was to examine three forms of online gendered harassment and violence aimed towards women, and current laws’ ineffectiveness in addressing their harm, in order to propose legal reformations. The need for new efficacious laws addressing women’s gendered harm online is supported by data detailing the severity of cyberbullying, online sexual harassment and cyberstalking cases across the country—and their detrimental effect on victims’ online and offline lives. This study will first examine the similarities between online gendered harms and their traditional offline counterparts, highlighting how past trivialization of gendered crimes are being applied now. By defining the behaviors and their harm, and providing examples through victims’ experiences, it will then be determined that the many forms of online gendered harassment and violence are not inconsequential Internet communications. However, there are aspects that pose a challenge to addressing victims’ harm, such as the unique characteristics of the Internet and ineffective civil, criminal, and Internet laws. By analyzing gaps in these policies, it will be determined where state and federal legislation can be improved. States and the federal government can enact successful and effective laws by addressing the unique characteristics of abusive online gendered behaviors and Internet communications, and by including comprehensive legal requirements and definitions. 


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Writing

June 2016 - August 2016

Published May, 2016

September 2013 - May 2016

This document was commissioned to provide the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum with strategic methods needed to engage millennials on issues surrounding genocide. Based on what we were told, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has either not focused on, or had less than optimal success in capturing the millennial generation’s attention on these important issues.

As millennials are quickly becoming the buying majority and taking positions in political office, it is more important now than ever to appeal to this demographic.

Using both existing and our own research, we devised strategies we believe will be effective in helping the museum reach this elusive population.

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Martial arts sword and duct tape may have been used in D.C. mansion murder


A sword from Savvas Savopoulos’ martial arts collection may have been used in last month’s murder of Savapoulos, his wife, son, and housekeeper, sources told the Washington Post. The sword, which was part of Savvas Savopoulos’s martial arts collection, was found at the scene with what appeared to be blood on it, the Washington Post reports.  


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Suspected killer of intern Chandra Levy ordered detained during new trial


A judge has ordered the man charged with the death of Capitol Hill intern Chandra Levy detained as the case undergoes a re-trial. Superior Court Judge Robert E. Morin ruled earlier this month that, despite controversial testimony from a key witness in the original trial, the prosecution’s evidence against Ingmar Guandique was strong enough to “find probable cause that the defendant committed first degree murder,” and that the trial would continue as planned.


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Man arrested in Independence Day stabbing of AU grad on metro


The man charged with the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old aboard a metro train on Independence Day was arrested by police today.  Jasper Spires, 18, of Northwest, was charged with the murder of Kevin Joseph Sutherland, also of Northwest. Sutherland, who was on his way to meet friends for holiday celebrations, died after he was fatally stabbed aboard a red-line train as it approached the NoMa-Gallaudet station.


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Personal

A Communication Strategy for Reaching Millennials

Umich Projects

Honors Thesis

Various Articles

I was lucky enough to be asked to be a chapter and cover illustrator for Sue Johnston and company's book: Detours: Unexpected Journeys of Hope Conceived from Infertility. Chronicling 10 women's journeys as they struggle with infertility, each chapter illustration is unique to the author's journey - highlighting important moments, symbolic meanings, or emotional states each women had throughout her process. Upon seeing my work, I was then asked to both design the book jacket and create comic illustrations for the In-Fertility Advocate blog.

A Generation to End Genocide

Communications, Project Management & Art

D.C. Witness

August 2016 - May 2017

Published Summer 2015

Testimonial

VaynerMedia

Art

Online Gendered Harassment and Violence: Naming the Harm and Punishing the Behavior 

Published Summer 2015

Maddie created the lovely, yet powerful, cover for our book...creating at least 30 versions of our cover, sometimes working until the wee hours of the morning to meet a deadline. She did all this after working a full time job in NYC..."

"Maddie worked tirelessly on the images for our book, making sure each picture captured the essence of the chapter. In addition, she wanted to make sure each author was completely happy..."


​"She has the ability to create exactly what I envision, which is a real gift."


Sue Johnston, 
Anthologist and Co-Author



2012 - Present

Madeleine Kimble