I have a background in creative writing and journalism and have covered K12 education for a local newspaper and COVID-19 state data. I now work as a freelancer, with interests that include the environment and our wild places. Here's a brief selection of my published work.
A bill making its way through the Florida legislature would put some protections for the important plants along Florida's coasts in lawbooks.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis positions himself for a potential run for presidency. As he jockeys for national attention, Florida's students bear the brunt of his ambitions. For The Nation with Jeff VanderMeer.
After Hurricane Ian decimated a southern portion of Florida, Jeff VanderMeer and I write about our state's relationship to catastrophe in the era of climate change for The Nation.
How journalists can think about incorporating Black history - American history - into their daily coverage, not just in February. With Asia Allen for the Education Writers Association.
Drag queen bingo in Florida's capital city. Queering the South pre-pandemic for The Bitter Southerner.
Pre-pandemic - equestrian sports and representation. Community and allyship in this athletic league for Flamingo Magazine.
The award-winning and beloved children's book author reminisces on her Florida childhood for Flamingo Magazine.
When covering queer (LGBTQ+) students and issues, education journalists can treat the topic as a public health issue. Why? Because lives are at stake. For the Education Writers Association.