Elise R. Peterson is a multimedia storyteller with a focus in visual arts, community building and writing currently based in Los Angeles, CA. Writing clips have appeared in Believer Magazine, Adult, PAPER MAGAZINE, ELLE, LENNY LETTER, and NERVE among others. Elise has produced content for venerated brands such as Toyota, TUMI, The Wing, Food52, Verishop and Club Monaco among others. 

She previously served as the founding Music Editor of Saint Heron.

Her multidisciplinary visual work is informed by the past, reimagined in the framework of the evolving notions of technology, intimacy and cross-generational narratives.

Socially, it is her aim to continue to use art as a platform for social justice while making art accessible for all through exhibitions of public work and beyond. She has illustrated two children's books:

How Mamas Love Their Babies, Feminist Press

The Nightlife of Jacuzzi Gasket, Dottir Press

Elise hosted MANE, a online video series highlighting the intersection of culture and hair as told through the narratives of women via Now This News. She also founded and co-hosts Cool Moms: a bi-weekly podcast highlighting women who make their passions a priority.

Elise continues to illuminate marginalized narratives through a limitless practice in storytelling.

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