Hi, I’m Michelle Blake.

And I’m Wider Change LLC.

I’m a professional writer and communicator with a passion for positive change.

As a writer and journalist, I’ve worked in the deadline-driven worlds of daily newspapers, radio, and television newsrooms. I’ve won state and national awards for my television reporting on health and social issues. I’ve freelanced for national, regional, and local publications. Currently I moonlight as managing editor of a regional publication.

As a grant writer and social media and marketing consultant, I’ve managed an array of paid and volunteer accounts, from my local chapter of the NAACP, to the local Racial Justice Organizing Committee, Fences For Fido, the local Humane Society, Wildwood Farm Sanctuary, Salem-Keizer Education Foundation, a friend’s drive to find an kidney donor, and another friend’s business startup.

I’m an animal advocate and activist, a gun violence survivor and activist, a mindfulness meditation teacher, and a lifelong student of the place where social movements meet personal daily behaviors to create ripples of change. I believe we are all called to turn our lived experiences into wisdom and work for a better world.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Ethics, and an insatiable drive to further the causes of nonviolence, equity, sustainability, and kindness.

What’s your quest? Let’s see how I can help.

View samples of my Published Writing and Design Work on the following pages.