WRITING

"Truck stop chapels provide place of worship for truckers"

I pitched and wrote this story about an organization that allows truckers to find religious community while on the road. Published in print and online in the Columbia Missourian. See accompanying video I produced here.

 

This story was picked up by the Associated Press. Scroll through below to see the different news outlets across the country that published it, and click to see the story on their sites. 


"The Quorus: Voices spread a message of social justice"

I profiled the director of the local LGBTQ+ choral ensemble, finding out the inspiration behind the choir's founding and what it means to her.

"Special Olympics athlete goes beyond the lanes"

I reported on this story for the Columbia Missourian with Sarah Sabatke. I wrote the text piece, while Sarah produced the video.

 

Index on Censorship: "Corruption report sends Maldives' journalist into flight"

I interviewed Zaheena Rasheed, an exiled Maldivian journalist, about the downfall of press freedom in her home country, and why she chose to leave. My original article published by Global Journalist was picked up and republished by Index on Censorship.

 

"Islamic dress debate provides fodder for artists"

I found and interviewed three artists who incorporated the hijab, niqab and burqa in their works.

 

"Drawing Japan's politics, from Seattle"

I interviewed American newspaper cartoonist Roger Dahl about what it's like creating comics for a Japanese audience.

 

"Photographer spotlights India's air pollution crisis"

I interviewed photographer Melanie Dornier about her photo series that seeks to raise awareness about India's air pollution problem.

 

Teaching From a Place of Love (profile feature)

Click here to read my profile feature on Robert Battle, vocal music specialist at Lange Middle School.


BLOG

Mizzou: More Than a Hashtag

I wrote this piece immediately following the peak of the protests on my campus at the University of Missouri in the fall of 2015. In writing this, I wanted to explain what was really going on to those who were not on campus, as well as try and wrap my head around the complicated social issues stemming from the protests.

 

To Those People I'll Never See Again

In this post, I reflect upon the strangers I met during my summer in Melbourne who left lasting impressions on me.

 

Copying My Grandparents' Travel Photos...40 Years Later!

In this post, I compare the uncannily identical photos I've taken in my own travels with photos I found in my grandparents' house from decades before.