Sharon Spaulding is a writer, advocate, and adventure traveler who helps others give voice to their vision. After a career in marketing and communications that included working with small companies to those in the Fortune 50, plus numerous non-profits working in the fields of international development, health, education, gender issues, and the arts, she has returned to one of her fundamental passions, writing.
Initially, a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English Literature from UC Berkeley landed her some freelance writing assignments for national magazines and Chicago area newspapers before she accepted a position with a PR firm.
She has written all manner of copy for print and digital media, and has ghost-written numerous articles, speeches, and Op-Eds (published in major national media) for CEOs and other thought leaders.
She has produced numerous informational and fundraising videos and is Associate Producer of the documentary, 3,000 Cups of Tea: The Rise and Ruin of Greg Mortenson. In 2015, she curated film programming for the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City, a gathering of about 10,000 people from 80 countries. She also moderated interviews and panel discussions with filmmakers.
Her advocacy work includes a wide range of social issues related to the environment, gender equity in developing countries, chronic persistent hunger, mental health, and historic preservation.
She has trekked through parts of the Gobi desert with camels, mushed sled dogs in the Yukon, and hiked through jungles to spend a night in the third largest cave in the world.
Currently, she is writing on a book about Margaret Sanger and Mary Ware Dennett (1872-1947), bitter rivals in the battle for leadership of the birth control movement. The lesser known of the two, Dennett was an artist, suffragist, and founder of the first national birth control league in the U.S. Her legal victory in the arena of First Amendment rights, set an important precedent that contributed to the publication of James Joyce's Ulysses and other previously banned books in the United States.
Sharon Spaulding is a writer, advocate, and adventure traveler who helps others give voice to their vision. Sharon is currently writing a book about Margaret Sanger and Mary Ware Dennett, bitter rivals in the battle for leadership of the birth control movement.