Writer / Editor / Content Creator
I'm a writer, editor, storyteller, cultural curator, and dance floor instigator living in Los Angeles.
I'm also a Chicago native who's been working in the cannabis industry since 2017 as a brand strategist, content writer, and communications consultant.
From 2016 to 2018, I covered politics, music, and culture debates as a news editor at The Tylt. I was also Writer-At-Large for Cuepoint, the music section of Medium.
I've taught at yoga studios, high schools, and community colleges. I've also curated performance events from flash mobs, tributes, talent shows, and dance-offs to cabaret variety hours and fundraisers for liberal causes.
I love identifying meaningful, shareable stories, collaborating with creative teams, and finding opportunities to use my powers for good.
You can view my résumé here—or check out some of my bylines below.
/ Politics & Culture /
Why Is Trump’s Name Invoked In 1 In Every 5 Hate Crimes?
Take This Job & Love It: Three Chicago Workplace Cultures Disrupting The Daily Grind
Lies My Yoga Teacher Told Me
/ Music /
Paean to Prince: 15 Fascinating Facts About His Purple Majesty
Carrie Brownstein Calls Fandom 'Sacred' At Sold-Out Book Talk
Public Enemy 25th Anniversary Calendar
The Maneater Manifesto
The Confessions of Carrie Brownstein
Cool Christmas Music That Doesn’t Suck
What I Learned about Lou Reed from One Night in a Velvet Underground Tribute Band
How Soft Rock Saved My Life
/ Cannabis & Psychedelics /
Could Cannabis Be One Of Our Best Weapons Against The Opioid Epidemic?
Why the Women of Broad City are the Stoner Heroines We’ve Been Waiting For
Ophelia Chong's StockPotImages Empowers New Direction in Cannabis Photography
When Weed is Your Wingman: Why Cannabis-Friendly Dating Spaces are a Must
Shrooming at the Symphony: How Does Music Affect the Psychedelic Experience?
Home Mycology: Best Mushroom Grow Kits
Our Guide to Choosing An Ayahuasca Retreat
How to Find The Best Ketamine Clinic and Therapist For You
/ Clients /
/ Curation & Happenings /
Dope Design: On Creating a Top-Shelf Cannabis Event
Bowie Flash Mob
I produced a flash mob in honor of David Bowie Is, the first exhibition devoted to David Bowie's extraordinary life. That four-minute art stunt took a year of preparation: recruiting more than 30 mobsters, editing five different songs into a fitting tribute, creating accessible choreography, secretive rehearsals, failed sound system tests, and too many emails too count. But on opening day, my co-conspirators and I marched out onto the plaza of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art and did the damn thing.
When the staff at the David Bowie Archive got wind of the flash mob, they loved it, and requested all the materials documenting the event for inclusion in the Bowie Archive. ⚡
The Fabulous Ladies of Fitness
FLOF is a DJ / dance collective formed for one mission: building bridges to the dance floor.
Conventional dance floors can be super alienating, for women in particular. My friends and dreamed of a dance party that melded yacht rock, 80s R&B, golden age hiphop, and singalong anthems, with no need for sexy posturing or pressure to play currently charting hits.
We wanted to inject some comedy onto the dance floor, so we offered optional led ironic cardio dance routines throughout the course of the night. While the FLOF audience is always welcome to just watch and laugh, we are perpetually both amazed and delighted at how many people join in. 🎧