Communications Strategist (Sexual Health)
Broadcast Media | Washington D.C. Metro Area, US
Twanna A. Hines is an award¬-winning educator and media personality. Recognized for her areas of expertise, she has appeared on CNN, NPR, Sirius, CBC (Canadian National Radio), Paris Première (French Television) and in documentary films. She has written for The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Time Out New York, Lifetime, Mashable, Nerve, New York Press, Fast Company and The Huffington Post.
She is currently the director of AndACTION, a project sparking social change by connecting nonprofits to important issues reflected in film and TV. She is also on the board of Woodhull Freedom Foundation, and organization promoting sexual freedom as a fundamental human right.
Prior to joining AndACTION, she spent 15+ years improving our world with social impact entertainment — by working directly for organizations promoting social good and on a freelance basis under the auspices of FUNKY BROWN CHICK®. At Planned Parenthood, she led edutainment programs to reduce teen pregnancy. At Land O’Lakes, she led information and communications technology (ICT) efforts to reduce global hunger by integrating food security messaging into television and community radio programs in Africa. For The University of Chicago, she managed professional education and training programs taking students to film festivals and theater programs around the globe, using the arts to promote lifelong learning.
She began her career working for the U.S. Department of State at the American Embassy in The Hague, supporting compliance with international entertainment law to protection U.S. entertainment companies. Her bachelor’s and master’s degrees are in sociology. Having lived in New York City, London, Chicago, Los Angeles, Amsterdam and The Hague, she is fluent in Dutch and English. Her favorite cat — the great Catsby Sophia Oglethorpe — is fluent in lovely meows.