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Mariam Williams, Writing/Communications/Research Consultant, Editor, Proud Nerd, etc.
In 2004, Mariam Williams left Louisville, Kentucky for Los Angeles carrying her admissions letter to UCLA’s professional screenwriting program, all the belongings her 1995 maroon Geo Prizm could hold, and dreams of becoming a staff writer on Grey’s Anatomy.
One year, two totaled cars, and a stolen heart later, she returned to Louisville carrying her program certificate and looking for … direction. She has since found her way in journalism, creative nonfiction and copywriting, and she has put her passion for storytelling to use for small businesses and nonprofit organizations as a communications and grant writing consultant.
In addition to her Hollywood credentials, Mariam brings to her clients more than 10 years of experience in conducting and compiling research and writing it into reports the general public can understand. She has used her writing and research skills to obtain grant funding for nonprofit organizations and for her own artistic pursuits. As of her latest calculations, 87% of the grant proposals she has written have resulted in funding.
Radio One, the University of Louisville, the Kentucky Foundation for Women, the Kentucky Arts Council and the Kentucky Women Writers Conference (University of Kentucky) have recognized Ms. Williams for her writing ability and talent. She has published countless articles and opinion columns in New Vision Magazine, Business First of Louisville, Velocity Weekly and Who’s Who of Black Louisville, 3rd Edition. She is the founding editor of the blogs LivingLifeLaidOff.com and RedboneAfropuff.com.
For the past few years, Mariam’s story has been filled with all the passion, guts, heartache and glory a woman going after her dreams as a business owner can endure, and it’s not over yet. Her roles are always changing, and her next role might be as a part of your narrative. She invites you to let her know: What’s your story?
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