Even off-the-clock, I love working in social media. Below are a few projects and experiments I’ve done over the years in my spare time.
#Ham4PR was a modest social media fundraising challenge that I started in the fall of 2017, after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Modeled after the Ice Bucket Challenge and inspired by my love of the musical Hamilton, the #Ham4PR challenge required participants to donate $10 (in honor of the Ten-Dollar Founding Father) to their charity of choice. Then, they had to record themselves singing/rapping/lip-syncing a verse from the musical, and tag three more participants. I was so thankful to get as many of my friends (and a few strangers!) to participate and/or donate what they could to help Puerto Rican relief efforts.
Snack History Month is a project I began on Facebook and Instagram in February of 2018, and that I hope to revive again. It began as a joke when I randomly stumbled across a picture of Rep. John Lewis from the Civil Rights Movement and realized that he was kind of a hottie?? I started thinking about how so many historical figures (and Black historical figures in particular) tend to have their legacies reduced to a single accomplishment, and are seldom remembered as living, breathing people who did many different things in their lives–and that some of them were also pretty easy on the eyes. This project was meant to be both funny and educational, mixing pick-up lines and puns into detailed mini-biographies, both to shed light on lesser-known trailblazers (like Dorothy Dandrige) and to shout-out some forgotten facts about Black History Month staples (like Jackie Robinson).
During 2017, at the ripe old age of 25, I decided I was finally old enough to read the Harry Potter books. My only experience with the franchise prior to this was having seen the final film (and only the final film) when it was released in theatres with friends because I have extreme FOMO. I started reading the books on my Kindle and was having THE BEST time. As I went, I started highlighting passages and commenting with jokes and observations on social media, and thus the #KerriPotter was born. It wound up being a super fun journey to read these books as an adult and get (spoiler-free!) commentary from my friends and acquaintances who followed along as I went.
- #KerriPotter and the Chamber of Secrets
- #KerriPotter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- #KerriPotter and the Goblet of FIYAHHHH
- #KerriPotter and the Order of the Phoenix (caw caw)
- #KerriPotter and the Half-Blood Prince
- #KerriPotter and the Deathly Hallows