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About Shonali Burke

Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke helps purpose-driven brands bring big ideas to life. She teaches at The Johns Hopkins University, has gone back to school herself with the Harvard Business Analytics Program, and is creator/lead instructor at The Social PR Virtuoso® online training hub , where ambitious PR pros learn how to unleash their inner Social PR superheroes. Owned by Lola the Basset Hound, she's mad about ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis, though not necessarily in that order. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
15 Oct 2023

I’m Back On Facebook (Maybe). Now What?

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes

As of 12:30-ish pm ET this afternoon, I got back on Facebook… albeit with my account “restricted.”

screenshot of Shonali Burke's Facebook profile restricted

Even if it gets “unrestricted,” I’m not sure I will stay on, long-term.


Let’s rewind.

My Facebook profile was hacked early August.

I was able to get it back, then I was briefly put in Facebook Jail due to “suspicious activity” that was me wishing people “happy birthday” on FB (because I’m nice like that).

I was able to prove that the HBD wishes were actually coming from me… via FB’s “ID verification” process that […]

24 Sep 2021

Curious About the Harvard Business Analytics Program? Your Questions, Answered.

Estimated Reading Time: 12 minutes

Curious about the Harvard Business Analytics Program? This Q&A from Shonali Burke, a 2021 graduate, should help.

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