For Past Ten, I wrote a micro-essay about loneliness and how long it took me to realize I was a lesbian.
My essay, "Study of Bones," won the Pigeon Pages Fledgling Prose Competition and was nominated for the 2018 Pushcart Prize and for consideration in the Best American Essays 2018.
For SELF, I wrote a personal essay about how lifting weights lets me forget my body's "flaws."
Articles and book reviews
I regularly contribute to Rewire, taking on topics like how to support a partner struggling with depression, the science behind why attempts to exercise more often fail, why we crave certain foods during times of stress, and the real meaning of self-care. You can find everything I've written for Rewire here.
I also review books for the Portland Mercury, including Genevieve Hudson's Pretend We Live Here and Steve Almond's Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country. You can read my reviews for the Mercury here.
For HoneyColony, I've written articles on, among other things...
- The particular pleasure of visiting a salt cave during the doldrums of a Minnesota winter.
For the Underground Health Reporter, I've written hundreds (yes, seriously) of articles. Here's few of my favorite topics...
- Which food trend we googled most in 2017
- How something can be both vegan and unethical
- The most popular (and 100 percent legal) drug in the United States
- Why everyone should own a pet.
I've also written, prepared, and photographed a number of recipes, including this one for smokey, sweet, peppery plant-based bacon.
Content writing, ghostwriting, and editing
For the SS United States Conservancy, I created and edited a blog to broadcast firsthand accounts from individuals with deep connections to the SS United States, a historic ocean liner.
My web writing work also includes site copy, press releases, e-newsletters, and social media posts as well, samples available upon request.
I have worked as ghostwriter, editor, and research assistant on several book projects as well. Dan Buettner, two-time New York Times Bestselling author of The Blue Zones and Blue Zones of Happiness, called my most recent ghostwriting project "an IMPORTANT -- and user-friendly -- contribution to the growing body of literature showing that a move towards a plant-based diet is better for our body, soul, and planet." If you're curious, check it out here.