I’ve always believed we are here to give more than we take.
Whether it be through making a difference in your community, bringing awareness to an important cause, raising amazing children, rescuing an animal, donating to an organization, helping someone when they’re sick or grieving, we should leave what we find a little better.
Throughout my career, I’ve always been advocating, whether for the organizations I worked for or my clients who wanted to make a difference. And now I find myself advocating for my neighborhood, city, state and other areas of the country that are experiencing a public health and safety crisis.
I work as a consultant for people and organizations who want to change their community for the better, and get attention for their ideas and causes that matter most. I am also a freelance writer (you can email me here).
I would love it if you signed up for my newsletter to keep informed on issues that affect all of us and how you can be a part of the solution.
Ramona Russell is a published writer and community advocate who has been featured in dozens of news outlets, podcasts, TV and radio shows. She spent her entire career in marketing and public relations in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, and has helped business owners get major publicity for their products, services and books. She lives in Sacramento, California with her husband and rescue dog, Clyde.
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- I’m a wine lover and design junkie who uses profanity and humor as much as possible, has an alphabetized spice rack, amazing taste in television and who hates people’s feet, heights, clutter, washing my hair and the word “moist.”
- My family often refers to me as “Moderate Speed Mona” because when I was a teenager while on vacation in Colorado, we decided to do the Alpine slides, and I took the instructions of going “moderate speed” very seriously, which resulted in my younger siblings and parents screaming at me to quit holding everyone up. I then went and sat on a bench next to someone’s grandmother.
- In 2017, I created Land Park Society—an advocacy group which focuses on public health and safety by working with residents, business owners and law enforcement to help create a better community. We document crime, file reports, give interviews to the media, send emails to hold elected officials accountable and raise money for charitable causes.
- After losing my 28-year-old sister to Breast Cancer, my father to a heart attack and a few more family members tragically, I became passionate about health (mental, emotional and physical) – especially being your own health advocate. In 2011 I found my own Melanoma, which doctors thought was nothing, and it reinforced for me that you must listen to your intuition and demand to be taken seriously. It is 100% your responsibility.
- In 2007, I created Uptown Liz – an online marketplace that featured products from companies whose profits supported charitable endeavors, in my sister’s memory. In less than a month, the business went viral with massive amounts of press, over 300,000 monthly website hits from all over the world, thousands of dollars raised for non-profits and an incredible legacy for my sister.
- I love quotes and my two of my favorites are: “comparison is the enemy of joy” and if “you’re going through hell, keep going.”
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