Brook Hines is a writer, photographer, activist and former alt-weekly publisher. As an award-winning advertising creative she has more than 20 years’ experience crafting “words + pictures” for clients ranging from banking and financial services, to global commercial real estate brokerage, to radical nuns.
She’s now happy to be a full-time member of the professional left, providing creative consulting to progressive groups, partisan campaigns and entrepreneurs of all stripes. She’s the Communications Chair for the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, and the 2015-2016 Co-Chair of New Leaders Council, Orlando which is a leadership development organization for political entrepreneurs.
A frequent political blogger and commentator, when she’s not raising the blood pressure of party insiders of either side, Brook can be found stalking Florida wildlife and social justice actions to photograph. Other artistic pursuits include handcrafted journals and calendars, painting epic canvasses with bright acrylics, and shadowbox collage (which is really just an excuse to buy tiny plastic toys).
With a background in philosophy, humanities and social theory, Brook takes an approach to commentary that seeks to help the reader understand whole issues in context, bringing global ideas into local conversations.
You can easily find Brook Hines on Facebook and Flickr.
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