LGBTQ Nation

Here’s How One Man Plans To Win Nondiscrimination Protections For LGBTQ People Nationwide


“Dykes With Drills” is Building Inclusivity into the Construction Industry

Articles Include but are not limited to:

How The Owner Of NYC’s Oldest Lesbian Bar Has Kept It Open (And Thriving) For Almost Thirty Years

Stanford Surgical Resident Auriel August Discusses The Critical Need For More Diversity In Medicine

These Wife-And-Wife Founders Make Greeting Cards That Are Inclusive To All

Shelly Bell, Founder of Black Girl Ventures, Helps Women Of Color Gain Access To Capital

How Sana Javeri Kadri, Founder Of Disapora Co., Is Reforming The Turmeric Industry

Welcome To Kate Burton’s Uncommon Closet, A Tailoring Shop For The Queer Community

Meet The Wife And Wife Cofounders of Camp Brave Trails, An LGBTQ Youth Leadership Camp

Brianna Rader Talks Juicebox, Her Revolutionary Sexual Wellness App

Why The Founders Of Gender-Free Clothing Company, Stuzo, Refuse To Sacrifice Who They Are

How Founder Gabrielle Claiborne Helps Foster Transgender And Non-Binary Inclusion In The Workplace

Associated Press

Creativity Without The Pressure At “Paint and Sip” Studios

Is Teaching Writing As Important As Teaching Reading?

What It’s Like To Do The Everest Base Camp Trek

In Weddings, The 90s Are Back And Better Than Ever

Some Summer Camps Try To Better Support Transgender Campers

Dear Employers, Please Value ‘Camp Counselor’ On A Resume

4 Tips On Teaching Emotional/Social Skills Through Craft

How Running Races With My Dad Keeps Me Motivated

What To Expect When You’re Expecting A Puppy

Sleeping In A Tent: A Lifelong Love Affair

LGBTQ Couples Shake Up Gender Norms In Wedding Industry

6 Tips For Overnight Camp Counselors

Taking The Home-Buying Plunge: Young Twentysomethings Weigh In

Creative Ways To Keep A Journal

7 Ways Parents Can Get Their Kids Excited About Writing

Roxane Gay’s Gay Magazine

A Chronicle Of Closeted Sex Acts

Human Parts

Coming Out And Getting Crushed

Bloomberg Diversity and Inclusion

 For LGBT+ People, Coming Out Is A Lifelong Process

Huffington Post

Articles include but are not limited to:

She and He: A Love Story

What Will I Tell My Grandchildren?

The Brain On 23 [1]

Learning to Cope: What Kilimanjaro Taught Me

Into Magazine

You Don’t Like Boys?

Barbara and Barbara is Chicago’s Queer and All Gender Inclusive Hair Salon

The Meaning of Katie Sowers

Meet Rhys Fehrenbacher, Star of ‘They

Peach Fuzz To Be Chicago’s First LGBTQ-Inclusive, Kid-Friendly Shop

Chicago Queer Contra Provides A Safe Space For Nongendered Dance

Interview With Sarah Prager, Author Of Queer, There, and Everywhere

Out Magazine

Tasha Salad is Chicago’s Family-Friendly Drag Superstar

‘Everyone Deserves Good Cake:’ Meet the Trans Woman Whose Chicago Bakery is Open For All

The Culture Trip

Articles Include but are not limited to:

Chicago’s Whimsical Oz Park: A Tribue To L. Frank Baum

The 10 Best Bookstores In Chicago

The 5 Best Day Trips From Chicago

The Top 10 Things To Do In Chicago


On Prisons, Policing, and Poetry: An Interview with Anne-Marie Cusac

Windy City Times

Articles include but are not limited to:

Trans Tragedies: The Violence Never Stops

Melissa Carbone and Her Scary Empire

Military Expert Talks About Fitness of Trans Members to Serve

Night Ministry Group Seeks to Empower Homeless Youth

Pennsylvania Gazette

Girls Gone Wild

Women’s Adventure Magazine

Articles include but are not limited to:

Camp Lessons: You Can Still Be Mature in a Chicken Suit


Young Adult Novel

Oral History, Nonfiction



 Northwestern University Apprentice Days, Workshop Teacher, “Writing Using Photographs”, December 10th, 2017

 Chicago Teen Lit Fest, Workshop Teacher With 826CHI, “Write With Pride”, April 2017, and “Chi Town Stand Up,” April 2018

 Under 30/Over 60, “What I Wish I Knew,” Chicago Writer’s Conference, April 2015


Huffington Post Live, on “The Brain on 23,” October 2014

Millennials on a Mission Podcast, on “The Brain on 23,” February 2015


Northwestern University, Chicago, IL        

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction Writing                                            

Graduated 2018

University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts: Magna Cum Laude  
Major: English Minor: Journalistic Writing Certificate: Spanish Language

Academic Achievements: Honors in English; Intl. English Honors Society; Dean’s List 2010-2011; American Collegiate Hockey Association Academic All-American 2011

[1] Notable, this was an article that went viral. It was shared over 70,000 times and was translated into at least two languages.