Journalism

A selection of my essays, features, profiles and book reviews

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Oprah Magazine

Feature. A Final Note: As people face the end of their lives, these heavenly choirs ease their fear and pain. 


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Elle Magazine

Profile. Inside the Life of a Male Sex Surrogate: Why women traumatized by sex seek 46-year-old Shai Rotem to finally heal.

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New York Times

Essay. Raising Children Without the Concept of Sin. My religious fundamentalist childhood was built around the fear of sin. My daughters don’t even know the word.


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Narrative Magazine

Braided Essay. 180 Sumac. “I glance around his small, still room, filled with a stranger’s furniture. What, if anything, is left of us here? What mark did we leave? What proof is there that we once sat here, impatiently fingering the hot metal molds, eager to pry free our monsters? 


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Pacific Standard Magazine

Investigative journalism. Children of the Tribes. "When the spanking stopped, all hell broke loose. Our one mistake was not spanking our children enough.”


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Longreads

Multimedia Storytelling. Escape from Jonestown. ““If you want to go home, you can swim,” Jones told disgruntled residents. “We won’t pay your fucking way home.”"

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New York Times Magazine

Essay. The Ballad of Tribute Steve The day a cover band, did, and didn’t change my life.