I'm a freelance journalist focusing on LGBT equality, feminism, social and environmental justice, activism, and politics with bylines at the Washington Post, Slate, Vice, Women's Health, MTV News, The Advocate, Logo TV's NewNowNext, and others. I believe that true, well-told stories have the power to change the world for good. I also love a good listicle.
I hold an MFA in Creative Nonfiction and proudly consider myself a word nerd — sometimes when I'm alone and I encounter a really beautiful sentence, I hedonistically read it out loud several times in a row just to hear it and feel it on my tongue. My narrative essays have appeared in literary magazines including Creative Nonfiction and Flyway, and I'm at work on a memoir.
When I'm not reading or writing, I like to be traveling and eating fancy vegetarian food. I've enjoyed adventures in Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, China, India, Vietnam, Venezuela, Brazil, South Africa, Tanzania, and much of Europe, and spent a year living in Taiwan. I'm on a lifelong mission to sample the savory pancakes of all nations.