Welcome to Accents & Apertures! I am Gina Williams, a journalist and visual artist based in Portland, Oregon USA. I cover arts & culture, photography and travel internationally. Thanks for stopping by & please connect with me on social media!
I’m a Pacific Northwest native originally from Whidbey Island, Washington. Much of my creative work is influenced by experience and observation.
Over the years, I have worked as a firefighter, reporter, housekeeper, caregiver, veterinarian’s assistant, tree planter, gas station attendant, technical writer, cocktail waitress, and berry picker. My most curious on-the-job task: feeding pet meal worms for an elderly woman as part of my housekeeping duties. Most exciting: fighting wildfires across the west. Most rewarding: raising my sons.
I earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and English, and a master’s degree in communications from the University of Oregon.