Writing

My earliest writing was motivated by a desire to save. I dashed observations on scraps of paper and stashed them in drawers. I learned to cultivate this instinct in journalism school, writing for publications rather than drawers. Because that which is worth saving is worth sharing.

Journalism

As a freelance journalist, I specialize in feature stories about people, community, and culture. (See the sidebar for a sampling of these.) My long-form magazine piece on Marshmallow Fluff was chosen for inclusion in the Best Food Writing 2009 anthology and reviewed on the Utne Reader literature blog. I’ve also contributed several entries to the Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets.

Previous to my freelance career, I worked as a full-time reporter covering the communities of Wayland and Weston, Massachusetts and as a State House correspondent reporting on Massachusetts state government. Several of these stories have appeared in The Boston Herald, The MetroWest Daily News, and The Daily Transcript.

Performance

I write my own performance pieces, which include storytelling pieces as well as autobiographical works I’ve performed with the queer-themed productions Ten Tiny Shows, Three-Way, and The Nitty Gritty Show – which I co-created and -produced with Erica Berman. My 10-minute play The Bacon Accords was selected for Girl Play, a lesbian playreading festival hosted by the Women’s Theatre Project in Ft. Lauderdale.