Literary and Editorial Work

My work as an editor spans online and print publications including, focusing primarily on identity and health, in addition to creative publications such as Quail Bell Magazine’s recently released Lunar Phoenix: An Anthology of Black Voices, which features fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.

In addition to personal essays, a majority of my recent work revolves around representation, identity, and how mental and physical health intersect with the experiences of folks from marginalized communities. You can find pieces like these within my work at Healthline Media (including Psych Central) and Verywell.

Printed pieces of mine can be found publications like Asparagus Magazine, Burnt Roti, Radical, and Landscape Architecture Magazine.

Below is a selection featuring some favorite and more recent online publications:

Sexuality and Sexual Health

More, Please — Black Femme Collective

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

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

Health, Wellness, and Representation

Fighting for Black Lives through Chronic Pain — Asparagus Magazine

Healthline

At The Intersection: Navigating Chronic Illness and Black Womanhood

What is Food Justice?

Redefining Healthy Online and At The Clinic: 6 Dietitians Who ‘Get It’

Psych Central

When Body Size Blocks a Diagnosis

The Media’s Portrayal of Bipolar Disorder and Why It Needs to Change

How a Lack of Black Hollywood Executives Affects the Black Community

News and Media

Psych Central News

Selena Gomez’s Rare Impact Fund Host First Live Mental Health Youth Action Forum at White House

Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst’s Suicide Is Latest in a Growing Trend

Verywell

Study Reveals Racial and Demographic Disparities in Clinical Trials

Housing Insecurity Leads to Difficulty Sleeping

Overcoming the Stigma That Unfairly Links Violence and Mental Illness

Mic

For Black Iris Project, Dance is a Form of Resistance

How The Crown Act can help fight against hair discrimination at work

Next City

How California is winning the fight against hair discrimination

Every Protest, Removed Statue and Police Reform Policy Change Since Late May

Los Angeles Shines a (Street) Light on Equity

Additional Selected Publications

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

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

Richmond’s Black Community Address Food Desserts — Natural Awakenings