Jack of all trades, master of some. I’m a creative nonfiction writer, but I love any type of writing. Here’s a look at my portfolio. Feel free to browse the links provided below to get a feel for my voice or simply to get to know me better! (You can click on the photos to take a closer look).
How We Built The House - Murmur Journal
There is a house. It is ours. It is made of concrete, wood, glass, and hope. It is covered by flowers, assorted blues and purples and whites: soft, gentle hues that belie a promise of honest mistakes and, after, forgiveness. Ivy creeps along the left wall. Within each room hope rests in the air, hanging like good fruit. I cannot explain the house. I cannot call it love. It is something deeper than love, and far more painfully desperate – like a terrible longing to breathe together and become one that has been freshly, finally realized. There is no effort needed to tend this garden. It flowers, and we follow.
The Street Harassment that Led to My Lesson in Bravery - Magdalene Magazine
"Earlier this year, I was walking down a poorly paved road in Pekalongan, Central Java, in a pink t-shirt and a pair of high-waisted jeans, which had once belonged to my mother. I wasn't carrying anything except for my phone, and at six in the morning, the sun was just beginning to stretch into the sky."
A Simple Soto Recipe - Dream Kitchen Solutions
"You’ll often hear soto described as Indonesia’s twist on classic noodle soup. Hearty, rich, and just as delicious, it’s easy to see why. Different regions of Indonesia put their own spins on the staple dish, but the core ingredients are the same: broth, meat (almost always chicken), and vegetables."
Two Relationship Counselors Explain How to Fight Better - Greatist
"One of the best ways to protect your relationship is to learn how to communicate properly. It’s easy to think that the best way to stay safe is to avoid all disagreements (if you never have an argument, you can never have a fight, right?), but research shows that happiness in relationships really depends more on enhancing intimacy and less on decreasing conflict."
My Life As a Teen Mom Doesn't Look the Way You’d Think - Greatist
"I was sitting in the car with my boyfriend, staring at the pregnancy test. We kept looking at each other and laughing nervously. My hands were trembling. "Ah, no way. It can’t be," he said. The first test was really faint, so we bought another. That one wasn’t faint. At all."
HubRocket Tour Page - HubRocket
"Welcome to HubRocket. Powerful yet lightweight, our feature-rich live chat software has been designed to work perfectly for your small (or medium) business." HubRocket requested copy for their Tour page. I was happy to help them out and create a friendly, fun tone for their company, while making sure to convey the most important information--all of the services and benefits their product offers.