2 Minutes With … Rachel Bell, Director of Content and Social at NYC’s Gotham Dispensary – Muse by Clio

Based in Queens, Rachel is currently the director of content and social at Gotham, a recreational cannabis dispensary. Before venturing into marketing, she wrote four books of fiction and poetry and toured internationally, reading her work at over 100 different venues.

We spent two minutes with Rachel to learn more about her background, her creative inspirations and recent work she’s admired.

Rachel, tell us …

Where you grew up, and where you live now.

I grew up in Indianapolis. I now live in Queens, NYC.

How you first got interested in cannabis.

There was nothing to do in suburban Indiana but get high. I was a rebellious preacher’s daughter going to punk shows. It was exciting and against the rules. And when I was a teen, “exciting” and “against the rules” were synonymous.

One of your favorite projects you’ve ever worked on.

When I first accepted a job that required me to use Photoshop, I was really bad at it. So I started designing a T-shirt every day. I figured I could teach myself by doing it. Funny enough, it’s become a pretty valuable side-hustle for me now. Plus, it’s creatively rewarding. I no longer do it daily, though.

A recent project you’re

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