New York Women Eager to Stop Restricted Abortion Laws Say They Impact Minorities
"A historical vote across Mexican borders"
My first English piece for Hoy, the Spanish edition of the Chicago Tribune, addressed the “billennial” (bilingual + millennial) audience of Voice It, a news site about multiculturalism & intersectionality. 2018 was the first election in which Mexico allowed citizens living abroad to register to vote without returning to their country, and it was decided largely by young voices.
Pop-Up Zine Northwestern
Pop-Up Zine Northwestern was an official offshoot of Pop-Up Magazine — the nationally touring live magazine from the California Sunday Magazine team. I was a Story Producer for the inaugural Pop-Up Zine. Its program read: “For everyone who ever wanted to be cool, dreamed of the big leagues, reminisced on the past, stood up for their beliefs, focused on the little things, or cried on Sheridan Road: This is for you.“
"Havana's package has arrived: el paquete semanal"
A week in Havana in the summer of 2017 was a week well spent researching this clandestine flashdrive distributed manually throughout the country. Each week, the device full of foreign movies, TV series and music is sold to Cubans with no other access to this programming. Published here by Rooster Global News Network.
Life after the email
After the fourth suicide at my university in one year, I began to wonder: what happens in the aftermath? How do the friends & loved ones of the deceased grieve and heal in such a high-pressure environment? I wrote about it here.
Diwigdi Valiente: Climate warrior
In the spring of 2018, I kept chasing stories around the globe – and they kept drawing me back to the Caribbean region. In the winter, I would follow my own family’s story to Colombia. Come spring, I spent a week reporting in the indigenous Guna Yala islands of Panama.
"Beyond the block: A community organization in West Englewood plays for peace on new basketball court"
This first real foray into video production led to cultivating a connection with the Peace House, a community hub within West Englewood – the third most violent community in Chicago. The story explores the relationship between two black men, and how it laid the foundation for the Healing Justice Court.
"When Walls Talk" series
When walls talk on the historically underserved South and West sides of Chicago, they tell nuanced narratives ranging from the exploration of identity to education of the incarcerated. I chose murals as a series subject to snag the attention of Voice It’s younger, more aesthetically-inclined audience.
"‘Worth of this place’: When music and gentrification collide in Wicker Park"
Online arts and culture publication Scene + Heard published this story in May 2017, after I worked with a team to grasp the gentrification phenomenon behind the closing of Wicker Park's beloved Double Door music venue.
"Reading from a different page: dyslexia in the college transition"
Originally in North by Northwestern, eventually this piece was published in DiversityComm's DIVERSEability magazine. My personal experience with learning disabilities led me to examine their impact within higher education.