Brittany King is a journalist and communications strategist based in Indianapolis, Indiana. A believer in the power of representation, she's dedicated to covering marginalized communities. Her written work has appeared in The Washington Post, AdWeek, Pacific Standard, and locally in the Indianapolis Recorder. King’s current portfolio also includes serving as Managing Editor for FoodBeforeLove.com, and managing social media and podcasting for Reconciliation Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri, where she studied Mass Media Communication.
In her new role, working with the NBA Development and Marketing Team, Brittany will support NBA’s communications efforts – including social media, email, web content, photography, videography, and more – to promote overall awareness of NBA, increase engagement with and support of NBA’s mission, and to amplify the messaging of NBA’s ministry partners.
Getting to know Brittany
Why do you feel "called to care" about Disciples health and social service ministry?
I feel called to care because I believe it’s my duty as a Christian. God didn’t call us to be stagnant or quiet, especially in situations of injustice. I’m so moved by the work that NBA does with mental health, mass incarceration and social entrepreneurship and really glad to be part of it!
Who is a hero of yours, and why?
I can’t pick just one! Truly any Black woman writer of my time is a hero of mine—Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Roxane Gay, Elaine Welteroth—I’m inspired by these women because they refused to let rejection stop them from sharing their stories and sharing the ideas they had in their head. As a writer, I’m moved by their persistence and courage, it inspires me to do the same.
If I tried to find you in a supermarket, what aisle would you be in?
Probably in the produce section questioning if I have enough garlic in my cart because I put it in almost everything I cook throughout the week!