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There are 7 billion people alive today — all with a story to tell.

I can help you tell yours.

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Arts & Leisure

“Hidden in Plain Sight”

Treasure-hunters in search of world-class art may not think of Winsted, Connecticut, as a destination. But the parishioners of three local churches know better. Read article→ 

People & Places

“From Jersey to Juba”

Leesa Kaplan-Nunes has lived and worked in so many countries that she no longer associates the concept of home with a specific place. “It’s more like a feeling,” says the Cherry Hill native. “But I still get homesick sometimes. That’s when it helps to have a stash of bagels.” Read article→

Travel & Culture

“Slowing Down for Turkish Molasses”

The heat doesn’t faze Sevim, my seventy-year-old mother-in-law, even though it’s already sweltering at six o’clock in the morning. ‘‘Buraya,’’ here, she says, dragging a stained neon-blue tarp under a tree heavy with mulberries. Twelve feet above, her octogenarian husband balances on a branch and waits for the signal. ‘‘Tamam,’’ okay, Sevim shouts, and Muzaffer begins shaking the bough.
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Education & Parenting

“Grow Her Words”

These clever activities can boost your child’s vocabulary—which strengthens reading and writing skills!
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Business Communications

From grant proposals to fundraising materials to web copy, and from white papers to training manuals to annual reports—I create custom content that tells your story.

Just ask my corporate, academic and non-profit clients:

Berlitz International
Digital Opportunity Trust
Education Development Center
The French Culinary Institute
LEAP (Learning through an Expanded Arts Program)
UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund)

Contact me at justine (at) justineickes (dot) com to discuss how I can help you tell your story.


“I worked with Justine on the annual project status summary–a compilation of promising practices and lessons learned that is submitted to the U.S. Congress. Justine is a team player and competent professional colleague who possesses superb organizational, analytical and communication skills.” Jane Gore, PhD, Senior Evaluation Specialist at Higher Education for Development