Literary Work

I’m the founder and lead editor for UnSung Literary Magazine and a guest editor for the upcoming Quail Bell Magazine anthology, Lunar Phoenix: An Anthology of Black Voices.

I offer sensitivity reading — the process of analyzing written work of an author with a particular identity and societal issues in mind — for nonprofit communications, novels, and nonfiction work. I offer reads for general cultural awareness and sensitivity and inclusive language, as well as more specific topics under the umbrellas of: Black communities, LGBTQ+ inclusion, women/AFAB experience, and chronic pain. If you have questions about this portion of my work, feel free to reach out!

You can find some of my pieces in printed publications like Asparagus Magazine, Burnt Roti, and Radical.

Below is a selection of my digitally published bylines.

Creative Non-Fiction & Personal Essays

More, Please — Black Femme Collective

My Partner’s Lack of Fear in Embracing Their Identity Has Emboldened Me To Do the Same – Well + Good

I’m a Black, Queer Woman and This is How the Election Will Impact Me – Well + Good

Starting a Family Costs More for Queer People Like Me – Rewire.News

How to Unplug, Set Boundaries, and Practice Self-Care During Tumultuous Times – them.

How Can We Say Yes If We Can’t Say No? – Pulp Mag

How Nonprofits Gaslight You Into The Same Self-Sacrificing Work As Capitalist Corporations – Black Youth Project

Health and Wellness

Unlearning My Family’s Wellness Values Taught Me How To Be Truly Resilient – Well + Good

Fighting for Black Lives through Chronic Pain – Asparagus Magazine

There’s No Such Thing as “Bad Skin” – Veracity

SEO Wellness, Sex, and Relationship Pieces for mindbodygreen

Revenge Bedtime Procrastination – Healthline

Zoom Fatigue is Real – Healthline

Housing Insecurity Leads to Difficulty Sleeping – Verywell

Community Diversion Programs Prove Helpful for Justice Involved Kids – Verywell

More Health News with VeryWell

News

The fast food industry’s predatory marketing blatantly targets Black and Latinx youth – Mic

Los Angeles Shines a (Street) Light on Equity – Fuse Corps/ Next City

RBG and the Double and Triple Consciousness of Black, Queer Women – Prism

“No Justice, No Peace” Sparks Change Across the US – Next City

Richmond’s Black Community Address Food Desserts – Natural Awakenings

Blog Clips and Media Critiques

When Masculinity Meets Trauma: How Art Mirrors Life in Da 5 Bloods – Watercooler HQ

Self- Care When You’re 25 and Busy – Denim and Danishes

Thoughts and Prayers Don’t Heal Bullet Wounds – Progress Virginia

TheatreLab’s An Octoroon – GayRVA

Faith, Film, and Music: Strange Negotiations Comes To Richmond – GayRVA