Georgia Scott

Writer, Consultant

The author of six books, a world traveler, journalist, graphic designer, educator and consultant, Georgia Scott is a woman who goes all in. She has travelled to most states in the U.S., as well as to 69 countries, including her bucket list vacations in Mongolia, Fiji, Guam and Ethiopia. For the last four years, Georgia has worked as the international communications manager at a nonprofit in South Korea. Before that, she was a journalism lecturer at universities in Hawaii and New York, the owner of a swag coffeehouse and bookstore in Harlem, and an editorial art director at The New York Times.

As a writer, Georgia's passion for storytelling transcends genres. She has written two children's rhyming books, two illustrated storybooks, and two multi-cultural nonfictions: Headwraps: A Global Journey, and Down There: Narratives about the joy, aroma and overall existence of the bush.

Down There is what brings Georgia to SXSW. Now in its fourth edition, the thin paperback with hundreds of anonymous narratives from men and women around the world, elicits a patchwork of memories—some long forgotten, some hurtful, most (hopefully) raunchy and funny—while unexpectedly engendering new thoughts and ways to bring up overdue conversations.

Making the pubic very public is a pursuit that sort of fell in Georgia's lap, but one that—as an educator, cultural linguist and child of a very hush-mouthed home—she embraces with all seriousness. On all things Public Pubic, Georgia hosts Artful Nude museum walking tours, book signings, and cocktail meet-ups that help others get comfortable with the vocabulary and mindset to start their own conversations and have fun doing it.

Georgia is a native of St. Louis, MO. She studies the clarinet, paints on porcelain, glass and paper handfans, is addicted to cute pens and loves to cook. Her favorite wine is Chianti, her favorite book is The Best of Simple, and her favorite inspirational show these days is Jada Pinkett-Smith's Red Table Talk.

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