Chelsea M'Lynn Miller
Writer & Enthusiastic Catalyst
My voice has grown through thousands of conversations and miles, learning from others stories, and falling flat on my face. Like that year I traded listening to stories and herding goats for gardening lessons in Michigan, studied community development at Burning Man, and launched a magazine. I pursued a formal degree in studying character development through Sociology and Creative Writing. Before, during, and after, I navigated fundraisers, educational conferences, and tracked down back-wood-rock climbers for interviews. These adventures shaped my need to engage with dynamic people focused on inspiring action through human connection and learning. I began exploring emotional and mental development as I continued to develop and strengthen my voice by working for the creative and driven, navigating their ideas, work, and character. As a Dallas-based writer and catalyst, I am always learning how to ask better questions and am continuously honing a social strategy that creates connections and experiences for businesses to partner and collaborate.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Getting to build relationships with people and the city on a daily basis. I get to be a part of and experience physical, mental, and emotional changes of people and the world around me.
What do you do that helps you feel balanced in your life?
Walks, porch sitting, writing (even if it's a phrase on a napkin with the lipstick in my purse!) and a hot mug of anything in my hands.
What’s the one work/tool technology that you could not live without and why?
Pen and paper. They ground my ideas more than anything. The days of staring at a sentence or my dictionary looking for just the right word can be solved by venting on the page.
Who is your hero?
I have two, they're inseparable. My sister and my mentor, Erica Fellicella. Together they have built my definition of strength.
What are you reading right now?
Every book on conspiracy theories (research for ghostwriting a novel), some recent edition of Borges' greatest short stories, and "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" by Katherine Boo. That one you have to read. It's about the undercity of Mumbai. It's astounding and dreadful.
What’s your life mantra?
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
Around the World by Gomez or maybe Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet
What is your favorite childhood book?
I ruined my eye sight while I stayed up all night reading Nancy Drew, the Boxcar Children, and Edgar Allen Poe, by night light.