Heather Hopson

Not long ago, Heather Hopson lived in the Cayman Islands and hosted a television show. Today, she’s back home in Pittsburgh writing a different type of story as the founder of Motor Mouth Multimedia, a communications and marketing firm made up of a collective of creatives and consultants of color. Using more than a decade of television news reporting experience, Heather assembles teams to tell diverse stories, provide unique perspectives and increase the visibility of important issues for clients, including All in Pittsburgh, The Women and Girls Foundation and United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Recently, Motor Mouth Multimedia produced Single Mom Defined, a photo essay and video series that provides a more accurate definition of single black motherhood than the one society presents. This work to eliminate cultural bias was made possible through Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh, a grant-program of The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation. Currently, Heather serves on the advisory committee for The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Single Mothers Project.

Additionally, Heather runs a nationally award-winning parenting website DiaryofaFirstTimeMom.com, SingleMomDefined.com and a popular t-shirt company Mommynmetees.com. To give back to the community, Heather serves on the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre + Dance Theatre of Harlem Steering Committee and Healthy Start Pittsburgh’s Center for Urban Breastfeeding’s Advisory Board. Heather previously founded Free Store Penn Hills, mentored through Amachi Pittsburgh and served on the board of directors for Leadership Pittsburgh through the Leadership OnBoard Program. But the best job she ever held is being a mom to her beautiful and bright seven-year-old daughter.