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Queer Journalist

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Non-fiction Writer

Truth and accuracy meet values-driven storytelling

I have been a journalist for more than 5 years. While my focus has mainly been video journalism, I have honed my skills as a writer with some of the most recognizable brands in media. My writing is driven by my values of civil rights, anti-racism, gender justice, and environmental action.

Work Samples

Tech companies aren’t doing enough to keep their devices out of landfills, and neither are we

“About 6.9 million metric tons of e-waste was produced in the US alone in 2019, according to Global E-Waste Monitor, a research group that tracks electronic waste. That’s about the same weight as 19 Empire State Buildings. Of that, only about 15% was collected for recycling. And some of the minerals and metals being thrown away with our e-waste aren’t just valuable; they’re toxic.”

4 reasons why your local tea shop is important

“Local tea shops are a cornerstone of the tea world. Indeed, online shops have expanded the availability of incredible teas. Some of my favorite teas are only available online. But finding a local tea shop or tea house has some benefits that an online store cannot offer. So, if you’re lucky enough to live near a local tea shop, here are 4 reason you should check it out!”

The Colonization of Tea: Today’s Urgent Need for Change

“For those of us whose culture is not one steeped in tea – it’s cultivation, it’s production, it’s importance – and for those of us whose ancestors were not slaves on farms reaping crops that made many others rich, we have to remember that tea is a sacred gift that we enjoy only because of centuries of colonization, warfare, torture, indentured servitude, and slavery.”

Tech companies have made big promises, and small gains, for diversity and inclusion

“In 2014, a year after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent founding of the Black Lives Matter movement, some Big Tech companies started reporting their workplace demographics and promised to increase diversity.”

Dispelling These Little Town Blues

We live in the age of information, and this frame of mind is no longer excusable. I’ve learned to offer my opinions constructively and take my family’s with respect, knowing that both parties are completely unreceptive to the other.

3 reasons to stop drinking tea for the health benefits

“The diet industry is toxic. Our health is important, and diet – as in the food we eat and the drinks we drink – is a huge factor in our health. But the goal of the diet industry is not to make you healthy; it’s to sell you products… lots of products.”

The big business of LGBTQ+ Pride, and how this year will be different as it goes virtual

“Some members of the LGBTQ+ community are disturbed that many Pride events have focused too much on sponsorships and not enough on LGBTQ+ rights. Organizations like the Reclaim Pride Coalition are trying to make sure these corporations are really walking the walk for the LGBTQ+ community, not just using Pride as a marketing opportunity.”

Uber and Lyft rides are more expensive than ever because of a driver shortage

“Uber’s website says drivers make anywhere between $22 per hour in cities like Orlando, to $37 an hour in cities like New York. Lyft has a long list of incentives and bonuses for drivers. But for those who are still relying on ride-sharing platforms to make a living, the companies are not offering enough.”

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