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Roxanne Patel Shepelavy, Executive Editor of The Philadelphia Citizen
Roxanne Patel Shepelavy, Executive Editor/Co-Executive Director

A Philadelphia journalist for more than two decades, Roxanne Patel Shepelavy is an award-winning magazine writer whose work has appeared in Details, SelfGlamour, Cosmopolitan, Washingtonian and Philadelphia magazines. She has written about the effects of war; the moral and literal cost of healthcare; kick-ass female athletes; art capers; self-help scams; and the struggles of schools and systems.

Roxanne is a former board member of Spells Writing Lab, a nonprofit writing program for Philly school kids. She is passionate about Philadelphia, a city she loves and worries over in equal measure.

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Stories by Roxanne Patel Shepelavy:

Clean Up, Philly

Philly is the biggest city in the nation with no street cleaning. Instead we have a litter survey. Herein, some actionable ideas

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Et #MeToo, Philly?

In a follow-up to a Citizen piece on statewide sexual harassment laws, Philly proves that even having the best employment laws in the state don’t keep city workers from being harassed

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Jeremy Nowak, 1951-2018

The Citizen Chairman, a Philadelphia legend, passed away on Saturday

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

What #MeToo in PA?

The state legislature failed to act on more than a dozen sexual harassment bills to protect workers across Pennsylvania. Here’s what that means for women

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Minister of Loneliness

Britain appointed the world’s first official to combat an epidemic of loneliness. A similar post here could save lives

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Revolution Must be Financed

Sundial brands built a $700 million company on the strength of its “community commerce” model. The company’s chief community officer will talk about spreading its success around the globe at next week's Citizen event

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

17 Ways to Save America

Finding it hard to celebrate America this week? Here are some ways to make it the place you love again

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Democracy NYC

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has a 10-point plan for increasing civic engagement across the city. We need the same in Philly

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy