Journalism

Pilgrimage to the Past Feature in ZiNG Magazine (Liat Airline's inflight magazine) Jan/Feb 2019 (pgs. 60-65) A cultural journey along UNESCO's Slave Route in Guadeloupe.

The Nine Ghost Villages of Northern France BBC Travel November 11, 2018

How Bed-Stuy’s Haitian-American Cafe Erzulie Tries to Combat Gentrification (One of the Top 5 articles read in Edible Brooklyn for 2017) Edible Brooklyn August 17, 2017 The owner partnered with an existing flower shop so that both local businesses could flourish.

Pilgrimage to the Past Feature in ZiNG Magazine (Liat Airline's inflight magazine) Jan/Feb 2019 (pgs. 60-65) A cultural journey along UNESCO's Slave Route in Guadeloupe.

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My reporting has appeared in The Washington Post, CNN, the BBC, NPR, The Independent, Chicago Tribune, ZiNG Magazine (Liat Airline's inflight publication), Fodor's, Edible Brooklyn, Extra Crispy, DAME Magazine, and RACKED, among others, with work forthcoming in many publications, including National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, and Munchies (VICE). 

Many of my stories focus on travel. I also enjoy writing about climate change, health and science, teen and youth issues, gender rights/equality, and food security. Lately, the topics that are most interesting to me are entomophagy (the eating of insects), tropical diseases, and poverty. 

UPCOMING REPORTING TRIPS: All trips have been postponed due to COVID-19.

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Health, Science, & the Environment

​​Travel, Food, & Drink

FRANCE

GUADELOUPE

OTHER DESTINATIONS / CREATIVE NONFICTION

TRAVEL SOLO AFTER 40

In 2017, I founded Travel Solo After 40 as an online resource  for women travelers flying solo well into middle age. I've also added a few creative nonfiction travel essays that border on over-sharing (love! angst!). All words and photos on the site are my own. Here are a few of my favorites:

FOODS OF THE FUTURE 

UNITED STATES

TRAVEL ADVICE

Politics & Opinions

Single Parenting & Relationships

          

Lifestyle & Fashion

Advice Project Media   
 

In addition to my freelance work, I also write many articles and blog posts for Advice Project Media (the "Advice Project"), a not-for-profit organization I founded in 2013. Below is a selection of my work for the Advice Project:

The Huffington Post (Advice Project Media's blog):

From Melissa's anthology, ADVICE TO MY THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD SELF (Melissa curated and edited each piece and wrote the introductions):

Published in Advice Project Media's online publication, THE HUB: