Illustrator, storyteller, and performer, Fox Smith has been speaking publicly on social topics such as Geek Feminism, diversity and representation in media, creating safer spaces, and education and empowerment nationally for six years. She is based in St. Louis where she is the president of the board for Super Heroines, Etc., a 501c3 nonprofit with the mission to empower women to embrace their inner nerd. She has been telling her own personal stories to live audiences for four years and has been running storytelling events for the past year and a half.
As a performer, Fox has appeared in roles that range from a Vietnam War era nurse in A Piece of My Heart to the Elven Queen in the stage adaptation of The Hobbit. Additionally she had the opportunity to play the lead in the world premier of White to Gray, a biographical piece telling the story of a Japanese American woman dealing with the fallout of the Pearl Harbor bombing. Fox also had the great honor of appearing as the lead in Kimchee and Chitlins under direction of the playwright, Elizabeth Wong. She has sung jazz and blues throughout the Midwest for over ten years, and just finished touring for a children’s educational show appearing in elementary schools across Missouri.
Her illustrative work ranges from children’s books and graphic novels to storyboards, character design, branding packages and marketing collateral. She is the Master of Design for the boutique publishing company Hired Ink and has illustrated and coloring books for clients that include Build-A-Bear Workshop, Monsanto, Centene Corporation, and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. In addition, Fox currently is working on a personal children’s book as well as an ongoing series drawing from both classic 1930’s cartoons and traditional Asian prints.
Fox believes in the power of stories told through any medium. Having worked in illustration, photography, performance, writing, and spoken word across the United States, she holds firm the belief through the sharing of diverse voices and perspectives, we are able to create a true sense of community and belonging.