The Creative Portfolio

of James Ostime

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I’ve been so fortunate to contribute to work by people and organizations I have the utmost respect for. Here are some examples of small contributions I have made to causes and companies I truly believe in.

MAAM

Jen Kirkman is one of the funniest, most sought-after stand up comedians in the business. She tours North America, works on Chelsea Lately, and recently published her first book I Can Barely Take Care of Myself. She created MAAM (Men Against Assholes and Misogyny) in response to harassment she and other female entertainers receive for speaking their mind as comedians, feminists and people. She put out a call for men to stand up to the misogyny of other men, and I was thrilled to be included in this effort.

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Edmonton Meals on Wheels

Edmonton Meals on Wheels is an organization I’m so proud to be a part of. They work to cook and deliver thousands of meals all across their community every single day. As a volunteer in their marketing department, I write monthly newsletters, mail-outs, articles for news outlets, and promotional materials. I am unable to print much of it here, but this is a recent newsletter I was pleased to create on their behalf.

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Reductress

Reductress was launched this year as a kind of feminist version of The Onion. They seek to be a satirical answer to those earnest websites like Jezebel and The Hairpin while still promoting feminist values. I was pleased to collaborate with the folks at eight10 Headshots for this fun photo essay.

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First in Canada

I was pleased to contribute several entries to First in Canada: An Aboriginal Book of Days by Dr. Jonathan Anuik. This project involved researching and synthesizing information about important First Nations people and events. First in Canada: An Aboriginal Book of Days received the 2012 Saskatchewan Book Award for Achievement in First People’s Publishing.

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