Ruth Jean-Marie is a Brooklyn born woman-child of Haitian immigrants. She is an entrepreneur, creative and freelance writer. She is the Founder of The August Project (TAP) and The August Consulting Group, two organizations that work in tandem to do good, better by engaging in strategic partnerships, storytelling and consulting. Given the gaps in international development work, namely the idea that people of color can’t self-govern, Jean-Marie exposes these issues and corrects them through her work. She has worked with a number of organizations, including Nike, the Haitian American Caucus, Verizon and Lyft and is featured in over 20 publications. 

Ruth Jean-Marie seeks to collect and highlight Haitian stories objectively and honestly in order to memorialize our existence.