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Since my early days as a journalist, I have gravitated to stories of darkness. As a staff writer for The Village Voice, AlterNet.org, and the Santa Fe Reporter, I have gone undercover with white supremacists in New Jersey; told the story of a young woman who murdered her sexually abusive father; examined controversial new forms of electroshock therapy; exposed a rat-infested funeral home; and explored the racial dynamics of California prison riots. In addition to these adventures, I've covered politics, immigration, housing, and education for a variety of publications as a freelancer.

My commitment to narrative journalism extends across mediums: I am a book editor, a video producer, and I'm developing my own podcast, an interview show called How to Be a Badass.


I hold a M.A. in American Studies from Columbia University, where I edited The Columbia Journal of American Studies, and a B.A. in Print Journalism from Texas State University. I live in Brooklyn with my two energetic children, a Russian who is not a spy, and a cat who acts like a dog.

 

“One of the gifts of being a writer ­­is that it gives you an excuse to do things, to go places and explore. Another is that writing motivates you to look closely at life, at life as it lurches by and tramps around.”

Anne Lamott

 
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