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I love to listen. 

Which explains a few things. Like...

Vow Muse, my vow-speech-ceremony writing business that was featured in the New York Times (among other places).

That time I drove around the country and went on 50 first dates, one in every state

Wading into the hearts and minds of our countrymen with Our Fellow Americans, by asking complete strangers to tell me their feelings about America.

Why I mentor new writers and help them land gigs over at Copy Muse Collective.

Investing in audio equipment for The Listening Curea podcast I'm working on. 

And a teaching career that transitioned into a human-centered design practice, learning from mentors in person and online, and constantly pushing content to be at the table when it comes to creating a new way of telling a story. 

People have said really nice things about my work (even Forbes). My mom likes reading them (maybe you will too!). 

Some people like to be formal. I can dig it: you can review my resume

I love it when real people say "Hi!" I'm always happy to talk shop, hear about something you'd like help with, or exchange notes about the nature of the universe. Ping me at: alicia [dot] ostarello [at] gmail [dot] com. 

If you'd like to know more about my various projects, check out Vow Muse, Our Fellow AmericansCopy Muse Collective , and 50/50: A Dating Documentary.

Fun fact: One of my favorite people is my Vow Muse business partner, Angie. We have been featured in the New York Times, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and on Side Hustle School