The essay I published last year with Longreads, “Shared Breath,” has been honored with an “honorable mention” from the Best American Essays.
I’ve got an interview up with the Thai Buddhist feminist and activist Ouyporn Khuankaew in the recent issue of Tricycle magazine. Originally published for Buddhistdoor Global, the reprinted interview discusses sexuality, […]
How does receiving a donated organ affect your sense of self? Read more at Longreads.
I bought a house in Portland Oregon, and it brought up a lot of questions – about privilege, about gentrification, about inherited wealth, about race, about pruning, about dreams, and […]
I’m thrilled to have two pieces in Talking River, the literary journal out of Lewis-Clark College in Idaho. My poem “Telemachus at the Hardware Store” is a modern retelling of Odysseus’ […]
Hey – it’s been a while! I had a baby last year, so the writing/publishing has been a little slow. On the other hand, motherhood is giving me a lot […]
I wrote a reported essay on my childhood neighborhood, Irvington, a much-changed and much-beloved historic district in Portland, Oregon. It’s taken me almost 2 years to work on their piece, […]
I’m approaching my second year (wow!) as a monthly columnist for Buddhistdoor Global. I write on women in Buddhism, and in honor of the anniversary, I thought I’d share a […]
I’ve been writing about endangered species, including the Freshwater mussel species that used to fill the Mississippi River, and various amphibians who are particularly vulnerable to disease and climate change. […]
As part of my work with Oregon Humanities, I recorded and edited three radio clips of the people I interviewed. Chhabi, Ammar, and Solange are all refugees who came to […]