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“If you are at all connected digitally – you know Dean Lofton.”
– Austin American-Statesman

“… entertainment and media whiz… ”
– Austin Chronicle

About T. Dean Adams and Dean’s List

I’m a woman named Dean who lives in Austin, Texas.

After major health recovery due to finally receiving accurate diagnoses of food allergies, I was appalled at how “not smart” I’d been about my health. While food and health are the inspiration for this blog, smart ideas for other aspects of life will also be shared here – from business to creativity to community building.

My writing credits range from daily papers, alternative weeklies, magazines and websites where I covered city government, natural health and healing, alternative health care, spirituality and feminist issues. Some of my favorites include: commentary in Austin Monthly and Austin American-Statesman; columns in the original skirt! Magazine; the (Charleston) Post and Courier and the (Columbia, SC alt weekly) The Free Times; and articles and reporting for the Free Times, Columbia Business Journal, Charleston Regional Business Journal, Point and more.

Since 1997 I’ve designed and taught non-academic, community writing workshops  such as Write Your Life as a Woman, Collecting Your Memories and the Closet Fiction Writer’s Workshop. I also offer one-to-one coaching sessions for writing projects.

In June 2017 I’ll present Write Your Life as a Woman to the N.E.W. Leadership Texas™, program as a Faculty-in-Residence at the University of  Texas, Center for Women’s and Gender Studies. NEW Leadership™ is a national bi-partisan program developed by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University to address the under representation of women in American politics. The six-day residential summer institute educates college women about the important role that politics plays in their lives and encourages them to become effective leaders in the political arena.

I direct the Austin IBIZ Districts, a program of the non-profit Austin Independent Business Alliance.

Through my media and entertainment company relaunching this summer, I offer marketing, social media and public relation consulting. I was honored to be chosen for the City of Austin and Austin Music Foundation’s Leaders in Austin Music class in 2016.

Please be sure to follow me on Facebook Twitter and Instagram. Got a Smart Idea for Dean’s List? Email ideas@DeansListAustin.com.

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