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I guess I could start by saying, wow, I should not drink and post. That is a bad combination after reading the last blog I published that I did not know I had published. I am waiting for my books to get here from New York City so that I can start posting my blog of My Life on the A train. I have several books written already and am ready to publish them.

Until then I suppose I can write a few things to get back into the swing of things. I have been looking for work as of late and not finding very good replies. My brain is scrambling on how to make it and get the bills paid. I have been researching and I see that the reality is I am going to have to do this on my own and make it work just as I always have.

I can and will post my Curriculum Vitae on here for potential jobs. You  will find it here below.

Aingealicia’s Curriculum Vitae

There is a passion to explore and expose every last nerve to know you are alive.

Writers, artist in general, must be responsible for their work, proud of what they present, and have a passion to expose the story. Media has disconnected from their responsibility to ignite that eternal passion for the truth, to educate the public, to connect to a level of humanity, to hold responsibility for their art and what they put out to a society around them.

I do not want to be that artist, that journalist, that writer, or that person. My passion goes to the core of my being. I have known since a young age I would be a writer. The experiences in my life have enriched me in valuable ways. I have been blessed in my life’s travels with all that has come in my path.

Journalism and Courtroom work fell into my lap after I covered a few protest and a 3 piece expose on Michael Vick. I found a niche in research. With my exposure to Guantanamo Bay in the courtroom the experience created tears of joy, a foundation of more questions, and instilled the honour of the journalistic creed held by so few. In the same token, it crushed me to the core to see the atrocities presented; changing my perspective of sight as to what truths are presented in today’s world. These travesties affect all of us in society and someone must stand up be responsible to stop the slight of hand presented.

To risk is to live everyday as if it were your last. To relish in what is presented. To enjoy every breath granted until the only existence you leave is the touch you leave on humanity. To immerse, to become part of the story, that tapestry woven into the canvas of life presented, to create poetry from what is presented before you for others to see. To change the negative to positive, to expose the hidden lies, to risk to the point of an eternal sleep, to lay your life on the line to be the voice for the voiceless. This is what I bring with me from my own journey; honour, drive, passion. I have been told I am more of a story teller than a journalist. I would like to think they go hand and hand.

Right now I would have to telecommute until I am closer to the Madison area and though I know this is not your traditional cover letter. I am not your traditional writer either. I wanted to make sure that all those whom might be interested see my writing as it is and to appear as I am.

Thank you for your time,

Aingealicia

Aka

Shannon Hathaway

“Aingealicia” Shannon Hathaway

AingealiciaWrites@gmail.com
Work Experience

2008 to Current- Guantanamo Bay

Political Demonstrations

World Can’t Wait– February 19, 2012

Attended protest meetings prior to speak with people organizing the demonstration. Walked the full demonstration with the group while getting interviews with those involved and the police protecting them.

End Torture Now – January 23, 2008

Attended and covered the protest presented on January 11, 2008.

Op-eds

Mosque Op-Ed October 27, 2010

This was done to allow people to look at the argument of the Mosque by ground zero.

Court Cases

Court of Appeals; Second Circuit February 14, 2008

United States of America vs Former Attorney General John Ashcroft, FBI Director Robert Mueller, former INS Commissioner James Ziglar, and officials at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. Docket # 07-1015 associated with 06-3745, 06-3785, 06-3789, 06-3800, 06-4187.

Covered the court case with a court room artist. To be part of an expose still being written and researched for correct facts.

Public Forums

CCR Discussion on detainment and torture victim survivors November 17, 2011

Covered the forum and interviewed speakers including Rachel Meeropol and her father, Robert Meeropol (born Robert Rosenberg) Part of the expose.

Amnesty International Torture Awareness program –exclusive- John Jay College October 18 – November 12, 2010

Attended all forum meetings and interviewed numerous participants, including Manfred Nowak – United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Torture, Matthew Alexander – U.S.A.F. Major and Interrogator for the US Military, Alfred McCoy – Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of A Question of Torture, Cyril A. Smith Jr. – Author, Larry Seims – Author of ACLU’s Torture Report, Jeremy Travis – President of John Jay College 2010, Karen Greenberg – Director of Center on Law and Security at NYU, School of Law 2010, Jermey Varon – Activist with Witness Against torture, as well as many others. Part of the expose.

Beyond Guantanamo July 8, 2008

Attended forum and interviewed the likes of Lt. Col. Stephen Abraham(Ret.), Baher Azmy, Pardiss Kebriaei, Vincent Warren, Annette Warren Dickerson. Part of the expose.

We Must not be Silent February 1, 2008

Attended forum and interviewed Colonel Ann Wright, Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr, Adam Kokesh. Part of the expose.

Other work of interest

Bail out the People not the Banks April 3rd and 4th, 2009

Attended protests and spoke with organizers, covered protest demonstrated at Wall Street, interviewed organizers in attendance.

United States, et al. v City of New York On August 12, 2010

NYFD discrimination case, attended hearing in Brooklyn and spoke to firemen in attendance. Gag order placed by judge until case moved to a higher court.

GERM Poetry reading May 16, 2009 – Featured reader

Redbank Poetry reading – Featured reader

Club America May 5, 2008

Political Poetry Requested

Yes Drill Sgt. Sir

Freedoms

Michael Vick per Request of Dimes Magazine 2007

Covered a three piece story for Dimes Magazine. Story was picked up by Sports Insider.

Dogs, drugs, & death; The twisted world of Michael Vick

Is the Coverage of the Michael Vick case racially motivated?

With so much against him, can Michael Vick get a fair trial?

Red Bull Op-ed Oct 29 2007

Medical writing on Red Bull mixtures and the dangers thereof. Story was picked up by HeathMed

Published at 14 for poetry 1996 Who’s Who Amongst American Poets

High School Paper and year book 1998-2000

Skills

Journalism

Research

Able to establish a rapport with interviewees

Court cases

Journalism/gumshoe instinct

Tenacious appetite in getting the story

Wide variety of writing styles to cover many subjects.

Protests/Demonstrations/Forums

Deadline conscious

Willing to cover stories others avoid

I believe in and uphold the Journalist Creed

Life Skills

Able to manage and organize activities

Manage a small staff

Delegate well

Time management

Scheduling

Shipping and receiving

Software

Basic working knowledge of computers

Proficient in Microsoft word

Excellent typing skills

Educated in 10 key

Hobbies

Cheerleading

Singing

Pool

Swimming

Interviews

Manfred Nowak – United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Torture

Matthew Alexander – U.S.A.F. Major and Interrogator for the US Military.

Alfred McCoy – Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of A Question of Torture.

Cyril A. Smith Jr. – writer

Larry Seims – Author of ACLU’s Torture Report

Jeremy Travis – President of John Jay College 2010

Karen Greenberg – Director of Center on Law and Security at NYU, School of Law 2010

Jermey Varon – Activist with Witness Against torture.

Rachel Meeropol

Robert Meeropol (born Robert Rosenberg)

Lt. Col. Stephen Abraham (Ret.)

Pardiss Kebriaei

Vincent Warren

Annette Warren Dickerson

Colonel Ann WrightReverend Lennox Yearwood Jr

Adam Kokesh

Education

Lamar High School 1986 to 1990 (Graduated from LaJunta High School)

Lamar, Colorado

Graduated 1990

Pikes Peak Community College 1990

Basic Studies

Links to Articles

http://voices.yahoo.com/have-been-labeled-1010523.html?cat=17

http://voices.yahoo.com/guantanamo-bay-quiet-protest-836889.html?cat=9

http://voices.yahoo.com/the-peaceful-protest-6678542.html?cat=9

http://clubamerica.wordpress.com/2008/05/09/yes-drill-sgt-sir/

http://clubamerica.wordpress.com/2008/05/09/freedoms/

http://voices.yahoo.com/the-twisted-world-michael-vick-dogs-drugs-death-607382.html?cat=9

http://voices.yahoo.com/with-so-much-against-him-michael-vick-fair-685260.html?cat=17

http://www.helium.com/items/671704-energy-drinks-negative-health-effec

Gap in writing-journalism work history due to medical conditions including Guillain-Barre-Syndrome and complications from undiagnosed Celiac disease.

Ok, so that is posted. I hope whom ever reads this will find it useful or perhaps they know someone who could use me in their world to help write. Thank you for stopping by.

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