Journalism Clips

What you’ll find here:

  • Food Writing: Reported features, front-of-book content, and personal essays for consumer magazines, trade magazines, and websites including The National Culinary Review, Restaurant Startup & Growth, and Eater.
  • Travel Writing: Reported features, front-of-book content, and personal essays for consumer magazines, trade magazines, and websites including AFAR, Longreads, and Condé Nast Traveler.
  • LGBTQ Writing: Personal essays and reported content on LGBTQ topics for outlets including Business Insider, Condé Nast Traveler, Greatist, and elsewhere.

Food writing

Restaurant Startup & Growth: Features writing for monthly restaurant industry magazine.

The Penny Hoarder: 2021 Is Back in Business and Caterers Want to Hire You. Reported article with a personal angle on catering as a side hustle and the top desired skills of caterers for 2021.

Albany Times-Union: Rice paddies in New York? African farmer adds crucial wetlands and crop. Interview with local farmers who developed New York’s first commercial rice farm, adapting traditional Jola practices to a new climate.

Eater: It Took Leaving the Restaurant Industry for Me to Understand How Wrong I Was to Stay Silent About Its Abuses. A personal essay on dysfunctional kitchen culture and the factors that keep restaurant workers from speaking up about toxic working conditions. February 2021

The Penny Hoarder: Here’s What You Need to Know to Start a Food Business From Your Home. This article provides a guide for food entrepreneurs to start an at-home cooking business, covering topics like safe food handling, business insurance, licensing, supplies, and sales options. December 2020

Greatist: These Fall Lattes Each Have a Secret Ingredient Your Body Adores. This recipe roundup offers seven healthy latte recipes that include herbs with wellness benefits. With superfood ingredients and adaptogens like chaga, maca root, or turmeric, these caffeinated and caffeine-free drinks nourish mind and body. October 2020

Greatist: 5 Rejuvenating Herbal Iced Tea Recipes to Try Before The End of Summer. This reported article rounds up iced teas that have health benefits, such as promoting better sleep, more energy, or stress reduction. The article includes quotes from wellness experts and tea vendors and recipes. August 2020

Vittles: Cooking for Labor, Cooking for Love. Essay on the division between those who cook because they must and those who cook out of love, and how the pandemic has altered these dynamics. July 2020

National Culinary Review: Dairy-Free Desserts: Short article discussing the growing trend of vegan desserts, including an interview with Chicago pastry chef Juan Gutierrez, who enjoys creating vegan restaurants desserts like this passionfruit and coconut cheesecake. March/April 2020

Travel Writing

TripSavvy: The Best Newport, Rhode Island Hotels. Hotel roundup for TripSavvy.

TripSavvy: The Best LGBTQ+ Hidden Gem in Every State. Queer travel roundup of the best LGBTQ landmarks and tourist attractions in every state.

Undomesticated: On a Closeted Honeymoon, the Chance to Be Seen. Personal essay on my experience as a gender nonconforming person getting custom-made clothing in Hoi An, Vietnam.

Mashable: The best online tools to trace your genealogy from home. This article discusses using genealogy as a substitute for travel in the pandemic, then compares three popular genealogy apps for tracing one’s roots. January 2021

Fodor’s: I Survived Getting Lost in the Florida Swamps. This “travel fail” essay chronicles a disastrous hiking trip to Florida’s Apalachicola National Forest. October 2020

Conde Nast Traveler: For Gender Nonconforming Travelers, Airports Are Particularly Stressful to Navigate. This article shares what it’s like to travel as a gender nonconforming person who’s often viewed as suspicious in airports due to the way air travel enforces the gender binary. September 2020

AFAR: Why I Did a Vacation Redo. A terrible trip to Key West when I was a teenager didn’t leave me eager to return. Then I went back as an adult, recreating that awful vacation so I could let go of the past. What I found surprised me. April 2020

Groups Today: How To Ditch Single-Use Plastics While Traveling. Feature article on ways to reduce plastic use while traveling. January 2020

Groups Today: Heritage and Genealogy Tourism: an Opportunity for Growth. Feature article on the increased interest in heritage and genealogy tourism and opportunities this creates for group tour providers. June 2020

LGBTQ Writing

TripSavvy: To Complete a Bucket List, I Needed to Go Where Queer Travelers Weren’t Welcome. Essay on a Kentucky road trip and whether LGBTQ+ travelers should visit places where we aren’t welcome.

Daylight: What Makes a Queer-Friendly Workplace: 6 Things to Look for in Your Job Search. Blog post for queer job seekers on LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace, and the features and benefits that make a workplace truly queer inclusive. October 2021

Bold Culture: On the Continued Importance of National Coming Out Day. Reported article on National Coming Out Day and how it’s still relevant to LGBTQ+ people. October 2021

Indy: Why are Queer Millennials More Likely to Freelance? Unpacking the reasons LGBTQ millennials flock to freelance work with two interviews with queer freelancers. June 2021

TripSavvy: The Best LGBTQ+ Hidden Gem in Every State. Queer travel roundup of the best LGBTQ landmarks and tourist attractions in every state. June 2021

Queer Money: The Hidden Costs of Staying Closeted at Work. Reported article on the complicated reasons many LGBTQ people stay closeted at work despite having access to employment protections. June 2021

Queer Money: Gay Affluence is a Myth. Essay with a personal lens on the myth of gay affluence and the systemic and individual reasons LGBTQ people tend to be poorer than cis, straight counterparts. June 2021

Undomesticated: On a Closeted Honeymoon, the Chance to be Seen. Personal essay on my experience as a gender nonconforming person getting custom-made clothing in Hoi An, Vietnam. January 2021

Condé Nast Traveler: For Gender Nonconforming Travelers, Airports Are Particularly Stressful to Navigate. This article shares what it’s like to travel as a gender nonconforming person who’s often viewed as suspicious in airports due to the way air travel enforces the gender binary. September 2020

Greatist: Pride’s Canceled — Here’s How Radical Queer Organizers Are Celebrating. Reported feature article on alternative ways LGBTQ organizers and activists are celebrating Pride 2020 in the wake of canceled Pride parades, and the ways queer people can perform allyship by standing up for racial justice and Black lives. July 2020

Stylecaster: The Pride Parades Are Canceled This Year—And Maybe That’s A Good Thing. Short essay on Pride 2020, the commercialization of Pride parades, and what LGBTQ pride might look like in a post-COVID world. July 2020

The Slowdown: Job Hunting While Gender Nonconforming. Reported article with a personal lens on job seeking while gender nonconforming, and how employers can support job seekers who are gender nonconforming and may identify as queer, trans, or non-binary. April 2020

AFAR: Why I Did a Vacation Redo. A terrible trip to Key West when I was a teenager didn’t leave me eager to return. Then I went back as an adult, recreating that awful vacation so I could let go of the past. What I found surprised me. April 2020

Longreads: Where are the Gay Ladies of Cambodia? An essay on my experience honeymooning in Cambodia and seeking refuge in queer spaces, but failing find the same acceptance granted to male travelers. December 2019

The Penny Hoarder: 3 Ways to Protect You and Your Partner From the LGBTQ Wage Gap: LGBTQ Americans earn less than straight peers and are more financially vulnerable. This article uses a personal lens on the gay wage gap to explore LGBTQ workplace discrimination and financial insecurity, then offers tips to help LGBTQ individuals increase their financial stability. August 2018

Inclusive Personal Finance Writing

Sound Dollar: Best Investing Podcasts. A list-based roundup of the best financial podcasts to listen to based on your investing preferences and experience.

Sound Dollar: What Is Renters Insurance and Why Do You Need It? An explainer on what renters insurance is, why people need it, and how much it costs.

Daylight: LGBTQ Credit Discrimination: What It Looks Like and How to Overcome It. List-style blog post on LGBTQ credit discrimination, with suggestions of how to protect yourself when shopping for loans.

Daylight: 5 Ways Budgeting is Different When You’re Queer. A list-style blog post on budgeting for the queer community that covers the financial disparities this community experiences.

Daylight: 401K Investing : LGBTQ Retirement Savings Strategies. Blog post on 401(K) plans and retirement strategies for LGBTQ people.

The Penny Hoarder: What to Expect if You’re Doing a Mortgage Refinance After Forbearance. Finance essay about applying for a mortgage refinance after forbearance due to Covid. August 2021

NextAdvisor: How to Invest in an ETF – What Beginners Need to Know to Get Started. Service article on how to invest in ETFs with quotes from personal finance and investing experts. August 2021

Altruist: How financial advisors can create an inclusive space for LGBTQI+ clients. Service article for the finch industry on how financial advisors can better serve the LGBTQI+ community by offering including services and educating themselves about the barriers to wealth for LGBTQI+ people. June 2021

NextAdvisor: Capital Market Vs. Money Market: What’s the Difference and Where to Invest. Service article explaining the difference between the money market and the capital market, with tips on when to use each for investment purposes. July 2021

The Penny Hoarder: How a Simple Budget Exercise Got My Freelance Business Back on Track. Article explaining the profit and loss exercise I completed as a solopreneur, and the lessons it taught me about self-employed business finances. December 2020

Business Insider: I’ve lost more than half my income due to COVID-19, so I’m growing a garden to help lower my family’s grocery bills and stabilize our access to fresh food. Essay about gardening for food security amid Covid-19, which includes the mental and physical health benefits of keeping a garden. July 2020

Business Insider: After a health scare slashed my income, I’m happy to pay less than $20 a month for life insurance to protect my wife. Essay on one queer couple’s decision to purchase life insurance, which was informed by a health scare that reduced income and created financial uncertainty. January 2020

The Penny Hoarder: 3 Ways to Protect You and Your Partner From the LGBTQ Wage Gap. LGBTQ Americans earn less than straight peers and are more financially vulnerable. This article uses a personal lens on the gay wage gap to explore LGBTQ workplace discrimination and financial insecurity, then offers tips to help LGBTQ individuals increase their financial stability. August 2018

The Penny Hoarder: My Wife and I Finally Stopped Fighting About Money: Here’s How We Did it. Merging money didn’t teach my wife and I how to spend it wisely. We realized we needed to talk about our spending and saving habits if we were going to stay on track with student loan and mortgage payments. Here’s went from fighting about money to mastering a budget and saving for goals. October 2017