My rib’s been fractured since the first week of February. I have felt “caged.” I’ve not been able to go to my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu dojo. Tonight is the first night back and I’m excited. Looking forward to rolling with my friends and a fan of MMA fighting, I was actually surprised to hear WalMart is not going to carry former Olympian, undefeated UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey’s book, “My Fight/Your Fight.  Her publisher and publicist are making the most of this censorship. Hmmm. I bet you too have lots of things to say about this. Don’t cage your voice, now. From women’s rights activists to book worms, the media can use your insights and commentary. If you’re an author on violence, marketing, shopping, consumer trends or the book industry, this story has legs for you.

Speaking of legs … I wish I had Ronda Rousey’s legs. This year she posed in Sports Illustrated. Body image, sports angles and teaching little girls about strong role models are all angles worthy of this storytelling.

In other news, Rand Paul is running for president.  Edward Snowden’s bust makes headlines. And journalistic integrity is all the buzz since Rolling Stone reported a rape that was false.

So, pick your fight. Get out of your cage. (Even if the corporate bigwigs try to censor you, there are plenty of other media fighters willing to share your sound bites, too.)



By |2016-10-13T16:38:01+00:00April 7th, 2015|

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Good Morning America Producer Mable Chan calls Michelle Tennant a “Five Star Publicist.” Tennant, a partner and executive publicist with Wasabi Publicity Inc., calls herself a “storyteller to the media.” Her passion is telling “truly good stories” and “exclusively representing people who make a positive difference in the world.” For 25+ years, media friends have solicited her help in crafting news stories by requesting sources, sound bites, and statistics. An award-winning writer, Michelle peppers campaigns with insight from her master’s degree in human development, BFA from a top 25 drama school, and expertise seeing PR transition from typewriters to Twitter. She’s either spinning stories or spinning at the gym. After hours, she savors the Smoky Mountains with her husband, Siberian Husky, and backyard chickens. Learn more about her work through her column at The Huffington Post. Check out the clients she's currently pitching at

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