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ABOUT ME

I am Hillary. I’m a lot of things: a PhD, a writer, rare disease community engagement consultant, a non-profit founder, a mixer of oddball cocktails...But most importantly? I am the mom of a ridiculously fun, goofy, determined, and super cute little girl named Esmé. Esmé is my best buddy, my muse, and my teacher. Esmé is also medically-fragile, developmentally-delayed, and a bit of a scientific mystery. Since becoming Esmé's mother I have devoted myself to trying to improve the lives of children like Esmé through storytelling, education, advocacy, and medical research.

Check out the writing and consulting services I offer or scroll down to see examples of my work.

 

MY WORK

Outliers, Story Collider

Advocacy and Public Speaking
Outliers, Story Collider

Esmé Can Read, Motherlode

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Esmé Can Read, Motherlode

To The Mom Blocking the Bathroom Stall, The Mighty

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To The Mom Blocking the Bathroom Stall, The Mighty

A Rare Opportunity, Huffington Post

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A Rare Opportunity, Huffington Post

On Not Being Brave, The Mighty

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On Not Being Brave, The Mighty

Ohio “Down Syndrome Abortion Ban”, Romper

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Ohio “Down Syndrome Abortion Ban”, Romper

Whoosh

Books
Whoosh

Now You See Us, Romper

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Now You See Us, Romper

Around and Into The Unknown

Books
Around and Into The Unknown

The Bee’s Knees Cocktail

Cocktails
The Bee’s Knees Cocktail

The Cute Syndrome Foundation

Advocacy and Public Speaking
The Cute Syndrome Foundation

The Industry Sour Cocktail

Cocktails
The Industry Sour Cocktail

PRAISE FOR MY WORK

“Clear, resonate, well-paced, and, often irrepressible, Hillary Savoie’s memoir shows us how love, even desperation, can drive the quest of science, and unearth a power of salvation. In the process, she proves to be the best kind of science writer—one with nerve.”

 

Jim Kozubek, Author of Modern Prometheus: Editing the Human Genome with Crispr-Cas9

“Hillary has been a commanding force in writing about raising a child who is medically fragile ever since joining Romper.com. I appreciate and am constantly awed by the breadth of her perspective and the honesty she writes with, and it’s something our readership respects as well. Hillary has proven time and time again that what you see is what you get: real, authentic, powerful, devastating, bold, and thought-provoking. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read a piece of her work and been amazed by her ability to tackle her life with purpose and drive, something I image is not easy to do day in and day out in a culture always seeking to otherize her (and Esmé’s) experience.”

 

Kylie McConville, Deputy Editor, Romper.com

CONTACT ME

If you want to talk about cocktails, my questionable boxing skills, or just tell me abut how adorable my daughter is, I'd be thrilled to hear from you.

Also, if you have questions about articles, speaking engagements, or my consulting services, that's great too! Drop me an email or find me on social media: