Welcome to the crash course on my life! I've been supporting myself with journalism and copywriting for over two years, and I've collected the highlights to show you here! Please note that some publications are under the name of my mild mannered alter ego Giorgi Plys-Garzotto.
First, my fiction and poetry. I was part of the Hypergraphic Writer's Workshop this past summer, and I spearheaded the Queerly Writes section of Queerly, the website where I've recently taken the helm of Editor-in-Chief. I've also had the pleasure of working with indie presses like BlazeVOX and Pif Magazine! To read more, you can go to my fiction page, or check out the snippets of unpublished works on my blog!
Since I started writing weekly film reviews for FF2 Media in 2017, I've been publishing regularly on topics such as film, queer issues, and politics. Many of these articles come from Queerly, the website I've built over the past two years with a good friend from college. Check out these selected longform pieces, and you can find a full rundown of my publications on my journalism page!
Debut Short Film
In 2016 I made a film, and in 2017 that film had an exciting festival run! Won't Somebody Think of the Children is the story of Amanda and Catherine, two third graders writing a comic book about a feminist superhero. When the boy who steals Amanda's pudding at lunch asks her out, she must grapple with the balance all career women face between work and love. Check out the full accolades on my film page!
When I'm not writing in my own voice, I'm writing in other people's voices! You can find more on my Copywriting page!
At BuyCostumes, Inc., I create engaging product descriptions for Halloween costumes! I love the e-commerce space, because it lets me make my worst dad puns. Click the Kylo Ren costume to check out some of my work!
"[Tenacity] has helped our business with product descriptions, rewriting product names, category page content and blog articles. [Ze] has always stood out as a high performer among the freelance writers we work with due to [zir] high quality of work, positive attitude, and fast response times. Despite short timeframes for many projects, [Tenacity] consistently delivers high quality work with strong attention to detail in following assignment directions."
Lisa Wright, Director of Digital Marketing at BuySeasons, Inc.
"[Tenacity's] first review for our site remains our most-viewed post. Ze consistently writes our website's most popular content, and zir distinct voice and humor draws readers in. Ze's constantly coming up with fresh and engaging projects that ze sees through to the end, delivering well-polished and thoroughly researched articles while comfortably meeting deadlines."
Hannah Varacalli, Former Editor in Chief of Queerly Reads
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