Mallory Whitfield Launches #TowardsTogether Movement for a Kinder, More Inclusive World

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Artist & Keynote Speaker Aims To Decrease Bullying & Divisiveness with New Campaign.

Artist and diversity & inclusion keynote speaker Mallory Whitfield is kicking one leg and reaching one arm towards the camera, smiling. She wears blue jeans, a black tank top, and a purple sequined long jacket.

Artist and diversity & inclusion keynote speaker Mallory Whitfield

I believe that curiosity, vulnerability, and sharing our stories can bring us closer together, so that we can stop bullying and start working towards solving the world's most pressing problems.

Artist and diversity & inclusion keynote speaker Mallory Whitfield is spearheading a new social movement that aims to decrease the amount of bullying, violence, and divisiveness plaguing our world. The week of January 27-31, 2020, she will lead a campaign to flood Instagram and social media in a collective movement called #TowardsTogether. The week-long celebration will kick off with a performance of Mallory's one-person show, Towards Together: A Vision for a Kinder, More Inclusive World, on Sunday, January 26 in New Orleans.

"Our country and our world has become increasingly divided, and it can be easy to look at the news and feel hopeless," said Mallory. "An overwhelming number of students have seen or experienced bullying, and according to the Workplace Bullying Institute, more than 60 million U.S. workers are affected by workplace bullying. But I believe that in spite all of our differences, there are things that connect us all as human beings. I believe that curiosity, vulnerability, and sharing our stories can bring us closer together, so that we can stop bullying and start working towards solving the world's most pressing problems."

Participants of the #TowardsTogether social media campaign will share photos or videos of themselves online along with stories of feeling like they didn't belong or feeling judged by other people. Those interested in participating can find more information and RSVP at TowardsTogether.com.

Drawing on decades of experience on stage and more than 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur and digital marketer, Mallory Whitfield premiered her one-person show, Towards Together, in July 2019. Last fall, she performed it as the keynote for Diversity Week at West Texas A&M University, and she plans to take her performance to more audiences in 2020, including conferences, associations, colleges and universities. Later this year, she is scheduled to speak at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, TX and the International Association of Business Communicators World Conference in Chicago. Her upcoming public performance in New Orleans will take place on Sunday, January 26 at 8pm at The Twilight Room at The AllWays Lounge & Cabaret (2240 Saint Claude Ave, New Orleans).

ABOUT: Mallory Whitfield is an accomplished New Orleans-based artist, performer, and keynote speaker. She has spoken at numerous conferences and events and worked with organizations like Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management, West Texas A&M University, Louisiana Small Business Development Center, Acadiana Chapter of the American Advertising Federation, Creative Education Foundation, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, Alt Summit, and many more. In 2016, she was named one of Gambit’s 40 Under 40, which salutes the brightest innovators, artists, and professionals in New Orleans.

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