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Badass Women at Any Age

Mar 22, 2022

A storyteller since childhood, Monique Judge has always had a passion for words and writing.  Fulfilling her parents' idea of success, she followed the standard path of college and corporate career, working in consumer finance until the financial crisis in 2007.  With the aspirations of teaching literature, Monique went back to college at the age of 40 and encountered a journalism class that changed the course of her life.  Graduating with a degree in journalism, Monique began working as a journalist learning that instead of being a character in a story, she wanted to write her own story.  Monique  is an award winning journalist, news editor, content creator and storyteller.   Monique specializes in information curation.  She is  all over social media, gives succinct media criticism, and advocates for media literacy.  A word nerd, Monique is a fan of the Oxford comma, spends way too much time on twitter and has more graphic t-shirts than you. What You Will Hear in This Episode: 


  • Monique’s personal story. 
  • Going back to college at 40.
  • Pursuing journalism and becoming the manager of her own destiny.
  • Managing anxiety, fear and doubt.
  • Monique’s work.
  • Strengthening your voice and setting boundaries.
  • The importance of staying focused.
  • Media literacy advocacy. Understanding disingenuous tweets, framing, narrative and agenda setting.
  • Independent journalism, fact checking and confirmation bias.
  • Inspiring change.


  • “You can either be a character in your own story or you can write your own story.”
  • “I’m not going to accept any assignment that I don’t feel passionate about.”
  • “Opinion still needs to be based in fact.”
  • “There is no shame in change, there’s no shame in growth, there’s no shame in evolution.”


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