“Courtney took a scattered, 400-plus page blog and helped me craft it into a clear, relevant, 30-page sample of essays on family, self, and culture-clash. When I need reining in on long, over-reaching prose, Courtney reined. When I needed direction on theme, narration, and focus of voice, Courtney was my compass. And when I thought I could edit no more, Courtney proved otherwise – gently, necessarily, and expertly. Courtney’s keen eye, boundless efforts, and writing expertise not only helped me stay true to my voice, they cemented it and made it lasting.”
#WomenCrush Music: a showcase for female artists (Travel Portland)
“The idea for #WomenCrush Music came to Ashley Kervabon in 2015. Shortly after moving to Portland from New York City in 2015, the singer/songwriter injured her ankle, forcing her into a walking boot and to limit her activity for eight months. After it healed, she was itching to dive into the music scene and make some friends. In January 2017, she launched #WomenCrush Music, a showcase on the third Wednesday of every other month featuring all women musicians.
“Artists were reaching out, telling me, ‘I’ve been looking for something like this,’” Kervabon says. “When the showcase took off, I knew this wasn’t just about me. I needed to find a way to grow it.”” Read full article here.