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Hello and welcome! I’m a writer, researcher, and educator addressing issues at the intersection of media, education, public policy, cultural history, and social equity. My work appears or is forthcoming in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Shriver Report, Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, Literary Mama, The Ploughshares Blog, Witness, Watershed Review, and The Writer’s Chronicle, among other places.

Please visit often. I hope to offer words that inform, amuse, or cause you to think about something familiar in a whole new way. I am inspired, every day, by those around me—the challenges and struggles they experience, as well as all the joys and triumphs. I never tire of delving into their stories … or telling my own.

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