- New York Times -

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Dealing with bouts of grief instead of ignoring them can help you better navigate the complex emotions of leaving a job you love and starting fresh somewhere new.

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How Much Protection Do Protective Orders Provide?”
(Aug. 9, 2018)

Leaving a relationship can be extremely dangerous for domestic abuse victims. Domestic violence protective orders are intended to help women during this time—but advocates say the current system can also make them vulnerable to further abuse.


- Brides.com -

The digital component of the popular wedding planning magazine.

Advice: "Why Being Supportive Of Your Partner's Career is Essential in a Marriage"
Research: "'Love at First Sight' Is Actually An Illusion"
Advice: "The Secret to a Happy Marriage Is In The Little Positive Moments"
Advice: "You’re a Same-Sex Couple Who’s Been Denied a Marriage License—Here’s How to Sue"


- Healthline.com -

An online source for health and wellness information.

Reproductive Health: “This Midwife Is Fighting to Make Vaginal Breech Births a Thing Again”

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Why is something as natural as giving birth so devastating for some women?

- Rewire.News -

A nonprofit online publication focusing on issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice.

Abortion: "Why Pharmacies Should Be Allowed to Dispense the Abortion Pill"
Maternity: "How Better Postpartum Care Could Help U.S. Mothers Thrive"
Immigration: "Under Trump Policy, Thousands of Vietnamese Refugees Are Newly at Risk of Deportation"

- O, The Oprah Magazine -

The monthly magazine founded by Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Communications.


When the government tried to break up undocumented immigrant Minerva Garcia's family, a community in North Carolina said, "Not in our backyard!"

- TheWeek.com -

The online component of the weekly news magazine.

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Annie Taschler, a 34-year-old veteran who served in the Marine Corps, says the best part about her new, albeit tiny, apartment is that she can lock her door at night. She spent some time in a VA hospital after becoming homeless.

- VICE Impact -

The advocacy-oriented channel of VICE dedicated to social, economic, and environmental issues. 

Health: "Americans' Mental Health Problems Are Costing Them Jobs and Money"
Work: "An American Dream for Some, but Not for All"
Health: "Trump's CDC and USAID Vacancies Are a National Security Risk"


- Creative Loafing - Atlanta -

The weekly alternative newspaper of Atlanta.


In this cover story, meet the storyteller behind comic books, including The Flash and Green Lantern Corps, movies, diplomacy and more.

- Charlotte Magazine -

The city magazine of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Retail: “Development Forced It Out of Charlotte, But Backstage Vintage Still Dresses the City”


Two online newsletters are changing Charlotte’s morning news scene with easy-to-read, highly shareable content. But are they doing enough to find a balance for the “Twinkies” they serve with breakfast each day?


- The Daily Dot -

An online publication dedicated to documenting life online.

Media: Daily Beast retweets calls for writer of Olympics catfishing story to be fired, then deletes them

- Nashville Scene -

Featured in Vodka Yonic, an award-winning weekly column in Nashville's alternative newsweekly, featuring a rotating roster of female writers aiming to redefine what a "women's column" is.

Essay: On a girl's new journeys, independence, and a love affair with a blue chair
Essay: On my first cigarette, and smoking the pain of loss away
Essay: "What are you?" On the tactless question that's followed me my whole life

- Natural Awakenings Charlotte -

A holistic health magazine in Charlotte. 

Mental Health: Charlotte’s First Non-Profit Residential Mental Health Facility Opens
Spirituality: The Labyrinth Found These Charlotteans
Farm to Table: Society of St. Andrew’s Gleaning Network Brings Fresh Produce to the Hungry

- Charlotte Viewpoint -

A web-based magazine about arts and culture in the Charlotte region. 

Theater Preview: On Q's The Bluest Eye Questions Beauty, Ugliness
Avant-garde: 'Fringe' Artists/Groups Gather at First BOOM Fest
Dance: From Dance Muses to Makers in Women’s Showcase
Visual Arts Criticism: Mint's Viva Moschino! Captivates through Couture
Visual Arts: Razing of Goodyear Store Offers Art Show Template
Theater Criticism: Cougar Prowls, But Script Clichés Mar Production

Find more of my writing for this publication here. 

- Augusta Magazine -

The city magazine of Augusta, Georgia.

Health: Vaccinations Aren't Just for Kids


- Creative Loafing Charlotte -


From July 2006 to May 2015, I worked full time at Creative Loafing Charlotte, a weekly alternative newspaper that covers news, culture, arts and entertainment. During that time, I served as copy editor, nightlife writer, style editor, operations editor, managing editor and finally, editor in chief. 

Feature: Coming out for cannabis
Column: Religious freedom bills lock us in dark rooms
Column: The government shutdown, my boyfriend and me 

Feature: A tale of two vintage costume shops in Charlotte
Feature: Elizabeth business owners planned for development
Feature: Charlotte artists show support for cartoonists killed in Paris attack

Book Review: 27 Views of Charlotte surveys a pushy city 
Concert Review: Jay Z, Time Warner Cable Arena (1/4/2014)

Marijuana: High Times managing editor has roots in Charlotte 
Lifestyle: Visiting the homes of some of Charlotte's coolest creatives
Food: Will Korean cuisine be the next big thing in Charlotte?
Blog: Nine better reasons why Charlotte is weird (in response to a piece published on the Huffington Post)

Fashion Show Preview: Charlotte's first condom fashion show benefits Planned Parenthood South Atlantic
Store Profile: Right at The Boulevard
Home-Studio Decor: Mirror, mirror on the wall: Kymm McLean brings her work home 

Klepto: A blog about shopping, fashion and style in Charlotte (2008-2013)

Find more of my writing at this newspaper here.