A good essay is one that draws the reader in and makes them feel you’re confiding in them rather than confessing your deepest secrets. It should have some universal themes along with your individual voice to make it accessible to readers.
I write essays on environmental and mental health themes. I am also interested in how we find home, and whether we can find it anywhere or if we each have a specific place to which we belong. I also explore how climate change alters our sense of home and/or our ability to stay in a place we call home.
- CRAFT: 15 Tips for Writing a Book Review. Hippocampus Magazine, 5 February 2020.
- Walk This Way. The Manifest Station, 17 December 2019.
- Clinging to the Rocks. Brevity Blog, 12 December 2019.
- Asking Permission: Research in Indigenous Territories. Lady Science, 7 December.
- 14 Tips for Interviewing Authors. Hippocampus, 4 November 2019.
- The Indignity of Confession. Brevity Blog, 24 October 2019.
- The Virtue of Smartphones. Brevity Blog, 3 September 2019.
- The Secret Life of a Scientist at the End of the World. Narratively, 31 July, 2019.
- A Shed of One’s Own. Brevity Blog, 27 June 2019.
- Exploring a Rocky Mountain Glacier in the Space Between Science and Storytelling. Catapult, 30 May 2019.
- Post-Apocalypse Now: The Hard Work of Cli-Fi. The Millions, 8 Feb 2019.
- Breaking Our Silence With Anger. LA Review of Books, 10 Oct 2018.
- Equifinality. Chronically Lit. 22 Aug 2018.
- Science Communication in the Era of Fake News. Genome Alberta Genomics Blog. 2 Jan 2018.
- Editing with a Disability. Editors BC, 13 December 2017.
- Writing By Your Own Rules. Creative Nonfiction Collective Society, 24 Sep 2015.
- The gift of depression and mood disorder. Double X Science, 26 Jul 2013.