Taryn is driven by the fervent belief in storytelling as a means of building collective power.
Growing up in a multi-generational and mixed race household, Taryn’s exposure to the richness of complex family dynamics showered her in a deep appreciation of often conflicting realities. When her mom gave her a journal and encouraged her to put her feelings on paper, it ignited a deep love of observation, expression and connection.
“For me, family, culture and community are everything. I will always be that quiet child and sharing my writing with those I love and care for is my attempt at expressing gratitude for those who came before me and those who will come after.”
Before Meyer, Taryn’s freelance writing landed her a job at Habitat for Humanity Portland Region where she had the privilege of connecting with housing advocates, nonprofit leaders and folks from across the housing spectrum. The stories she collaborated on highlighted the importance of creating interdependent communities for the health and wealth of all Oregonians.
Taryn joined Meyer in April, 2022.