For many examples of my published work, please feel free to review my published archives at Oxygen, Dame, NBC News, U.S. News & World Report, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Glamour, The Week, Gay Mag, Mic, The New Republic, Raw Story, Rewire, Foreign Policy and Bitch.
For reviews of my work as an editor and some of my recent work, please see below.
Testimonials from writers
It can be a hard thing to “show your work” as an editor, especially when you are privileged enough to work with some of the best writers. But here are a few unsolicited testimonials from some of them about my work. THANKS y’all for sharing the @guardian article! & huge thanks to @megancarpentier for … Continue reading Testimonials from writers
As-Told-To OpEds (NBC News)
While working at NBC News, I developed a series called “As Told To,” in which I interviewed newsmakers and celebrities and, with some light editing and their review, turned those interviews into bylined OpEds for the site (with appropriate audience disclosures). A full list of these OpEds can be found below, in chronological order: Mika … Continue reading As-Told-To OpEds (NBC News)
The “Pro-Life” Party’s Long Fight Against Vaccines (Dame Magazine)
The GOP’s opposition to preventative measures, like mask-wearing and vaccines, didn’t begin with COVID. Ten years ago, they weaponized another vaccine in a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, and recast themselves as the Death Cult Party.
4 Questions For 4 Latina Criminal Justice Trailblazers (Oxygen)
A series for Hispanic Heritage Month featuring federal Judge Christine Arguello, former public defender (now NYC Council Member) Tiffany Cabán, Suffolk County Police Department Chief Milagros Soto and former U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Carmen Ortiz
Native American Woman In Oklahoma Convicted Of Manslaughter Over Miscarriage (Oxygen)
Brittney Poolaw faces four years in prison for a miscarriage she suffered less than halfway through her pregnancy.
What Side Of Wrong Is J.D. Vance’s New Right Wing? (Dame Magazine)
To say the ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author and now GOP Senatorial candidate in Ohio is without principles is an overstatement. But Vance can’t even figure out which fascist faction of the neo-Trumpist GOP to pander to.
‘Things will never be the same’: the oral history of a new civil rights movement (The Guardian)
In 2014, the world turned to Ferguson. From mourning emerged a coalition of activists proclaiming that black lives matter and fighting for life and love. The Guardian spoke to 18 leaders about what has changed and what has not … yet
Your wine glass is too big (The Week)
It’s playing tricks on your brain.
The body plagued by little bloodsuckers (Unruly Bodies)
From Roxane Gay’s pop-up magazine Unruly Bodies.
Social distancing is not a snow day. How I got my stubborn boomer dad to stop bowling. (NBC News THINK)
I wasn’t exactly surprised to find out my dad had a packed social calendar despite the plea to stay home. So knuckles cracking, I went to work.
When General Electric jobs left Schenectady so did a way of life (The Guardian)
General Electric once employed about 30,000 people in the upstate New York city but decades of downsizing have eroded job security and transformed lives
How I Finally Stopped Being Afraid to Look Stupid at the Gym (Glamour)
The stories of Failure Week are here to help remind us that the world doesn’t end when something goes horribly wrong, and that we can learn as much from life’s disasters as its successes.
How Republicans’ tort reform laws leave sexual assault victims behind (Mic)
“It’s something I can’t go a day without thinking about,” Jessica Simpkins told Mic about the psychological damage she has from being sexually assaulted by her pastor in 2008, when she was just 15.
The last battle for Brooklyn, America’s most unaffordable place to buy a home (The Guardian)
It might be too late for Williamsburg, Bushwick and Bed-Stuy – but in Crown Heights, tenants have learned a few tricks to prevent the social cleansing of their neighbourhood. Can they succeed where the rest of Brooklyn failed?
A People’s History of the Third Reich (The Baffler)
How Great Man theory allows us to abdicate collective responsibility
Is it really a break up until you’ve gotten your period? (Mic)
Part of a Mic essay series that looks at how people who get periods consciously — or subconsciously — mark the passage of time, not by days, but by when Aunt Flo arrives for a visit.
Is Racism Behind High Infant Mortality Rates Among African-Americans? (Rewire)
Scientists are still researching the role that racism plays in the disgracefully high rates of low birth-weight, prematurity, and infant deaths among African-American infants and the high rate of maternal death among African-American women.
Why All These Angry Women? (Esquire)
Some men say that things aren’t that bad for women anymore. I am not sure whether to laugh or scream. Because the fact that things are better doesn’t mean the scales have tipped in our favor.