SOLARTE COLLECTIONS PRESENTS LESLIE MORGAN STEINER IN WINSTON-SALEM FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MONTH
Winston-Salem, NC, Sept. 17, 2018 — For Domestic Violence Month, Solarté Collections of Winston-Salem, makers of luxury French skin care products, presents an evening of conversation with New York Times best-selling Author, Leslie Morgan Steiner, Mon., Oct. 22, from 5 to 8 PM at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem. Steiner will sign books at the event. Tickets ($35) and books ($16) can be purchased from SolarteCollections.com. SECCA is located at 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.
“I started Solarté Collections with the hope that we would be able to make great skin care products that also serve a higher purpose,” said Solarté CEO, Angela Jenkins. “We are proud of the fact that a portion of all sales benefit safe houses around the country and help educate young people about ways to talk about and deal with unhealthy relationships that occur more frequently than you think. We are so glad that Leslie can join us to raise awareness of a problem that affects one in three women and one in four men who are in violent relationships.”
Steiner is an author, public speaker and blogger on violence against women and other issues, including motherhood, parenting, and infertility.
Her writing was first published in Seventeen when she was 21. As a writer and editor at Seventeen, she explored subjects ranging from eating disorders to teen runaways to family relationships. She went on to contribute to Mademoiselle, Money magazine, and other magazines; and to work as a restaurant critic and feature writer for New England Monthly. Her essay “Starving for Perfection” appeared in the anthology The College Reader (Harper Collins).
Her 2009 memoir about surviving domestic violence, Crazy Love, was a New York Times bestseller, People Pick, “Book of the Week” for The Week magazine, and subject of the first TED Talk by a domestic violence survivor.
She is the editor of the critically-acclaimed anthology Mommy Wars: Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families (Random House 2006) a frank, surprising, and refreshing look at American motherhood from 26 different perspectives.
Her third book, The Baby Chase (St. Martin’s Press, 2013), explores the ways surrogate pregnancies are changing the face of the American family and expanding what it means to be a mother today.
From 2006-2008 she wrote more than 500 columns for the Washington Post’s popular daily on-line work/ family column, “On Balance.” She currently writes the weekly column, “Two Cents on Modern Motherhood,” for Modern Mom and Mommy Track’d: Managing the Chaos of Modern Motherhood.
Steiner has been a guest on the Today Show, National Public Radio, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, MSNBC, and has been profiled by Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Elle, Parenting, Parents, Self, Glamour, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.
Beyond her writing career, Steiner holds a BA in English from Harvard College and an MBA degree in marketing from the Wharton School of Business. After graduating from Wharton in 1992 with an MBA in Marketing, she launched Splenda Brand Sweetener throughout Australia, the Mid-East and Latin America for Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest consumer healthcare company. She also became General Manager of the Washington Post Magazine, a position she held for five years.
Over the years, she has turned her professional experience into advocacy for abused women as a spokeswoman at The Harriet Tubman Center, Minneapolis, and as a board member for The One Love Foundation and DC Volunteer Lawyers Project.
Solarté Collections’ line of 10 products is sold throughout the country at spas, hotels, resorts, gift shops and online at SolarteCollections.com. In North Carolina and South Carolina, Solarte Collections is sold at the following locations: Reynolda House Museum & Gardens (Winston-Salem), Graylyn International Conference Center (Winston-Salem), McCall’s (Winston-Salem), Old Town Club (Winston-Salem), Carolina Inn (Chapel Hill), Splurge (Charlotte), Lily Rain (Raleigh), Eloise Trading Company (Aberdine, NC), Deborah Roncarati Salon (Hilton Head) and My Kind of Lovely (Masonville, TN). Golfers at the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship also experienced the company’s products.