My Writing

Iceland's Everyday Magic Realism | May 7, 2017 | The Expeditioner

Becoming a Safe Haven: Baltimore and the Arrival of Immigrant YouthIssue 8 Spring 2017 | Scalawag Magazine

Invisible Boundaries: Walking in Butchers Hill and Middle East | June 15, 2016 | Baltimore City Paper

Seeking Refuge – a three-article series about youth fleeing violence and what they experience upon arriving in the U.S. | May 25, 2016 | Baltimore City Paper

A Green Mount Cemetery tour guide keeps history alive | Feb 24, 2016 | Baltimore City Paper

Stop Calling Me ‘Baby’: Baltimore activists campaign against street harassment | Dec 8, 2015 | Baltimore City Paper

Aspiring to Dew More: Kenneth Morrison uses spoken-word poetry to empower young people and create social change | Sept 30, 2015 | Baltimore City Paper

 

Blogs

The Widest SmileA parenting blog focused on learning about and raising a baby with cleft lip. When I was about 20 weeks pregnant, my husband and I found out that our son had a cleft lip. This news set us off on a journey we never expected to be a part of. The blog is a reflection on that experience as well as a source for regular updates for friends, family, and anyone who’s interested in learning about the journey.

These are Not Tan Lines: A blog focused on place and travel.

 

Travel Guides

While I lived in Baltimore, I became a Local Expert for Baltimore for the online experiential travel guide, Afar.com. In this role, I wrote and curated guides focused on Baltimore City while also creating highlights about the places I have traveled.

Baltimore Travel Guide (Afar commission with Chase Rewards Card)

Afar.com Travel Highlights – an Afar travel guide for Baltimore

 

Volunteering and Service-Learning

Through my work in service-learning and social justice education, I had the honor of getting college and grad students out into the community and educate them about social justice and serving responsibly. The following are publications I wrote through that work:

Baltimore: Reframing the Narrative

Cognitive Dissonance in International Service-Learning

Alternative Breaks: From Isolated Enthusiasm to Best Practices (co-written with Jill Piacitelli, Molly Barwick, Melody Porter, and Shoshanna Sumka)

What is Social Change? Chapter 1, pgs. 9-31 in Leadership for a Better World Instructor Manual