Writing

I received my BA in English and Comparative Literary Studies from Occidental College and an MFA in Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. My essays and articles have appeared in The Washington PostThe Los Angeles Times, The Huffington PostHelloGiggles, RoleReboot, Bustle, SheKnows, Angels Flight literary westThe Mighty, EliteDailyThe Manifest-Station, and more. My poetry has appeared in Words Dance, Rust+Moth, Moonchild Magazine, Five:2:One, Occulum, and more.

Essays and Articles

The Washington Post

“As a Teen, I Saw Myself in Rory. Now I Strive to be Like Lorelai”

The Los Angeles Times

“Third Time’s the Charm for Two Artists Online”

The Huffington Post

“I Don’t Hate You, I Have Social Anxiety”
“How an Alternative High School Saved My Life”

The Lily

“This is How I Experience Anxiety”

Bustle

“Why I Can’t Stop Picking My Skin”
“How ASMR Videos Help Me Cope with My Anxiety”

HelloGiggles

“How to Support a Loved One Who Suffers from Chronic Pain”
“Stay Weird, Stay Different”

The Mighty

“Why I’ll Try to Be Kinder to Myself About My Chronic Illness”
“When Depression Steals Your Voice”

Angels Flight literary west

“Enough: Why I’m Afraid of Being Jewish for the First Time in My Life”

RoleReboot

“Anti-Depressants Almost Killed Me. They Also Saved My Life”
“I Play GTA With My Boyfriend (And Like It)”

The Manifest-Station

“Finding Love After Trauma”
“Feeling My First Goodbye”

Writing Forward

“Should You Write a Memoir?”

Poetry

Words Dance

“Out of the Water”

Five:2:One

“Before the Rain,” “Off the Cuff,” “It Never Stops”

Occulum

“Our Atlas”

Moonchild Magazine

“Forever Song,” “Bitter Perfect”

Meow Meow Pow Pow

“Troublemaker”

Philosophical Idiot

“Field Trip”

Anti-Heroin Chic

“What We Do,” “Playing Pretend”

LadyLibertyLit

“What it’s Like to Pre-Exist” 

AlienPub

“Denouement”

Books and Anthologies

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My short story, “Sasha and Derek,” is featured in Believe Me Not: An Unreliable Anthology.

The book is a collection of amazing and strange tales told by a talented group of new and emerging writers. All proceeds go to support National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and its Young Writers Program. The anthology is available in paperback and for Amazon Kindle.

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Some Kind of Moment is a short story eBook. Here’s the synopsis:

Friendship can be confusing. 20-year-old Izzy Desmond likes killing time with Luke, an endearingly eccentric slacker, and is drifting apart from Mandy, the Beverly Hills party girl she befriended freshman year. When the three mismatched friends spend a day together at the Santa Monica Pier, Izzy tries to figure out what Luke and Mandy mean to her, and whether the connections she has with them can last.

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