Hello! Bonjour! My name is Eleanor Callott Whitney and I am a writer, educator, community manager, arts programmer and manager, and musician raised in Maine and living in Brooklyn, New York. I have  a Bachelors Degree in Cultural Studies and a Masters in Public Administration. I’m the author of Grow: How to take your do it yourself project and passion to the next level and quit your job! which was released June 1, 2013 by Microcosm Publishing. I also have a strong admiration for the start up scene in New York City and am an aspiring web developer interested in using technology as an elegant and effective solution to makes everyone’s lives better.

By day I work as the Managing Editor at Managed by Q. Previously, I was the Marketing and Community Manager Dev Bootcamp’s New York City Campus and a Community Manager at Shapeways.  Before tech I worked as an  arts administrator concentrating on helping artists think of themselves as entrepreneurs and in making projects happen smoothly and successfully, no matter what their discipline and scope. By night I play guitar and sing, most recently in the shoegaze bands Rules and Corita, and write about art, feminism, technology, culture and nonprofit management for a number of publications and websites. For fifteen years I have published the personal zine Indulgence and was deeply involved in zine culture. This blog is about all the interests in my life: feminism, writing, technology, music, food, fashion, learning French, traveling, friends, literature, riding my bike and participating in New York City life. You can also find me in these places:

My professional writing, art and consulting portfolio at eleanorcwhitney.com

My resume and professional experience on LinkedIn

Taking pictures on Instagram!

Tweeting about all of these things here: @killerfemme

Writing about DIY business success and my career journey on the blog for my book Grow

Dear Handmade Life: Bi-weekly column from 2013 and 2014 entitled “Grow Your DIY Business” focused on advice for creative entrepreneurs

Writing about nonprofit arts innovation and policy for ArtsFwd from 2011 and 2012

Playing music with my most recent projects here: https://soundcloud.com/rulesrules and http://corita.bandcamp.com

Write to me? eleanor (dot) whitney (at) gmail (dot) com

Meggyn Pomerleau designed this site’s header.

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey! We met at the Maker Faire in Queens, I was the perky redhead who asked about Microcosm.

    I absolutely love your zine! Do you make it readily available–because I’d love to review it on my blog. (Link above)

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