On the first day of seventh grade, I learned I was, in fact, a superhero. The Invisible Woman. New girl; transfer; who? I wasn’t pretty. I wasn’t popular. I wasn’t known.

Three years of braces and glasses lingered one lonely lunch at a time, until I found my voice as a writer for the high school newspaper.

Journalism and I developed a certain understanding; authentic storytelling is not always pretty or popular either. But the craft allows an observant, brave person to make truth known.

As a writer and photographer, I illuminate complexities surrounding social justice — race, education, disability and poverty, among others.

photo by Qiling Wang

Whether behind a camera lens or a laptop screen, I frame my work around creating space for members of a polarized society to get to know one other.

Connecting people on opposite sides of  the political spectrum, I look for the newsworthy angles that challenge long-held perspectives and assumptions.

We need socially-conscious narratives in a diverse society. In this digital age, I am committed to the craft of authentic, thoughtful storytelling across platforms.

Want to learn more?

Watch this video about my multimedia work.

Video produced and edited by Levi Barrie and Schelly Stone.

View My Resume Here