Selected Writings

Immigration

“When Suicide Happens at Immigration Detention Centers, Who Is to Blame?,” Broadly, May 26, 2017

“In Detention Centers, 97 Percent of Rape Accusations Met by Silence, Report Says,” Broadly, April 24, 2017

“The Mental and Physical Trauma of ‘Dreamers’ Living With Deportation Threats,” Yes! Magazine, March 3, 2017

“Report Details How Federal Agents Violate Asylum-Seekers’ Rights in West Texas,” Texas Observer, Feb. 15, 2017

“How Undocumented Texas Immigrants Are Preparing for President Trump,” Rolling Stone, Dec. 30, 2016

Sexual Violence

“Inside the First Men-Only Domestic Violence Shelter in Texas,” Broadly, June 26, 2017

“Hospitals Didn’t Give Rape Victims Emergency Contraception,” TeenVogue.com, April 26, 2017

“Still Waiting for Rules to Prevent Rape on Rikers,” City Limits, May 17, 2016

“Ohio’s Conflicting Statutes Create Obstacles for Some Abuse Survivors,” Rewire, Sept. 15, 2014

“At Swarthmore and Other Colleges, Students Say Sexual Assault Is a Persistent—and Often Mishandled—Problem,” Rewire, Aug. 8, 2013

“Why Aren’t More Men Speaking Out Against Rape?,” Role/Reboot, Feb. 4, 2013

“One Man’s Story Of The Night He Was Raped,” Role/Reboot, Dec. 27, 2012

“How One Couple is Overcoming Childhood Sexual Abuse,” Role/Reboot, Oct. 18, 2012

Domestic Violence

“When Domestic Violence Victims Call Police for Help—and Get Evicted Instead,” Broadly, April 13, 2017

“Federal Agency Issues Guidance Shielding Abuse Survivors From Eviction for Calling Police,” Rewire, Sept. 14, 2016

“New Pennsylvania Bill Is Just One Step Toward Helping Survivors of Economic Abuse,” Rewire, Jul. 27, 2016

“New Bill Would Help Domestic Violence Survivors Find Shelter for Their Pets Too,” Rewire April 14, 2015

“Inside the Pilot Project That Grants Tribal Authority Over Domestic Violence Cases,” Rewire, April 16, 2014

“How Domestic Violence Survivors Get Evicted From Their Homes After Calling the Police,” Rewire, June 4, 2013

LGBT Issues/Rights

“Texas’ New Anti-Gay Law Could Have Made This Family Impossible,” Fusion, July 6, 2017

“From New York to Texas, Gender-Affirming and Trans-Competent Health Care Emerges,” June 19, 2017

“Medicaid Coverage for Transition-Related Care ‘Is Really a Life-or-Death Issue’,” Rewire, April 6, 2016

“4 LGBT Issues to Focus on Now That We Have Marriage Equality,” Rolling Stone, June 29, 2015

“Long Accused of Mistreatment, Philly Police Try to Build Trust Among Transgender People,” Next City, Feb. 26, 2014

“Small and Mid-Size Cities Lead Pack of Municipalities to Pass Non-Discrimination Laws This Year,” Next City, Nov. 26, 2013

“Being a Transgender Student in the United States: An Uneven Landscape,” Rewire, Sep. 10, 2013

Disability

“The FDA Might Pull The Only Treatment for a Rare Form of Muscular Dystrophy,” Tonic, April 12, 2017

“New Report Discovers That the Media Normalizes the Murders of People with Disabilities,” Paste Magazine, March 14, 2017

“Dismantling the ACA would be catastrophic for people like my partner,” The Guardian, Nov. 14, 2016

“Floor Games,” Austin Chronicle, July 28, 2016

“REV Up the Vote,” Austin Chronicle, July 14, 2016

“The Lonely Fight Against Postpartum Depression,” Broadly, May 17, 2016

“The 2016 Candidates Need to Stop Ignoring the Disability Vote,” New Republic, Jan. 28, 2016

“Fund-raiser to aid Brooklyn boy suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy,” New York Daily News, Dec. 17, 2014

“Special Caregiver Feature: Walking the Line Between Caregiver and Life Partner,” Quest Magazine, Nov. 19, 2013

“His ‘Personal’ Muscular Dystrophy: Nathan Jenkins’ Story,” Quest Magazine, Oct. 3, 2013

HIV/AIDS

“Positively Trans: A Community of Transgender People With HIV Standing in Their Truth,” TheBody.com, June 16, 2017

“Why Young People Don’t Get Tested for HIV,” Teen Vogue, June 13, 2017

“HIV-Positive Women Overwhelmingly Report Leading Healthier, More Self-Assured Lives Thanks to The Well Project,” TheBody.com, May 2, 2017

“Despite Demise of Trumpcare, Planned Parenthood’s HIV Services Remain at Risk,” TheBody.com, March 29, 2017

“On Treatment and Uninfectious, Women With HIV Still Shamed by Misinformed Providers, Public,” TheBody.com, Sept. 22, 2016

“Signal Boosting: The Power of Radio for Latinx HIV/AIDS Outreach,” TheBody.com, Aug. 21, 2016

“For Gay Men Seeking HIV Info, Hookup Apps Are Good for More Than Dates,” TheBody.com, April 26, 2016

“Women With HIV Face Sex Negativity, Shaming and Multiple Obstacles to Comprehensive Care, Survey Finds,” TheBody.com, March 16, 2016

“Advocates Say Defunding Planned Parenthood Will Set Back HIV Efforts, Point to Indiana HIV Outbreak as Evidence,” TheBody.com, Aug. 21, 2015

Reproductive Health

“Whoopi Goldberg Wants to Ease Women’s Pain With Pot,” Rolling Stone, May 4, 2017

“Women in Jail Are Being Denied Tampons, Pads, and Basic Human Dignity,” Broadly, March 28, 2016

“In New York, Tampons Are Still Taxed—But Rogaine Isn’t,” Broadly, March 7, 2016

“The Price Young Girls Pay When Tampons Aren’t Free,” Broadly, Feb. 29, 2016

“New Pro-Choice Group Calls Out President Obama for a #BadLegacy on Reproductive Rights,” Cosmopolitan, Aug, 24, 2015

Body Image

“Stop Fat-Shaming Chrissy Metz in the Name of ‘Heath’,” Allure, March 20, 2017

“How the Military Creates a ‘Perfect Storm’ for Eating Disorders (Updated),”  Rewire, Feb. 21, 2014

City Politics/Civic Reporting

“SXSW Eco: A Better City Built to a Hip-hop Beat,” Austin Chronicle, Oct. 7, 2016

“American Hero (Ms. Veteran America’s Mission to End Female Veteran Homelessness),” Austin Chronicle, Sept. 23, 2016

“For Whom the Bells Toll,” Austin Chronicle, Aug. 4, 2016

“The Cost of Sobriety,” Austin Chronicle, July 21, 2016

“A Team Approach,” Austin Chronicle, July 1, 2016

“Small Businesses are Also Worried About the East New York Rezoning,” City Limits, March 9, 2016

“City: We’re Stemming Flow of Foster-Care Kids Into Homelessness,” City Limits, March 16, 2015

“In Brooklyn, Green Space With Nowhere to Play,” Youth Today, March 10, 2015

Economic Justice/Workplace Issues

“NYS’s Green-Energy Loans Played Hard to Get,” City Limits, Jan. 26, 2016

“What Does Parental Leave Look Like in NYC’s Silicon Alley?” City Limits, Dec. 2, 2015

“The Face of Pregnancy Discrimination,” Rewire, May 1, 2013

Drugs

“Could Party Drug Ketamine Be a Treatment for Depression?,” Rolling Stone, June 21, 2017

“Study: ‘Donald Trump’ Tops List of New Meth Nicknames,” Rolling Stone, May 30, 2017

“Ativan: What You Need to Know About Chris Cornell’s Anxiety Pills,” Rolling Stone, May 22, 2017

“Why Country Music Sings About Drugs More Than Any Other Genre,” Rolling Stone, May 4, 2017

“Hemp Wars: Inside the Fight for Federally Legal CBD,” Rolling Stone, April 19, 2017

“‘China White’: What You Need to Know About Heroin-Like Drug,” Rolling Stone, April 3, 2017

“A Place for Pot in Trump’s America?,” Austin Chronicle, March 10, 2017

“What Psychedelics Really Do to Your Brain,” Rolling Stone, March 9, 2017

“How MDMA Treats PTSD: Everything You Need to Know,” Rolling Stone, Dec. 2, 2016

“Kratom: Deadly Drug or Herbal Cure for Opioid Epidemic?,” Rolling Stone,Oct. 21, 2016

“Florida Zombie Drug Flakka: Everything You Need to Know,” Rolling Stone, Aug. 19, 2016

The Arts

“Artists Explore the Many Faces of Evil,” Paste Magazine, May 15, 2017

“Australian Aboriginal Art Is Having a Radical Moment,” Paste Magazine, Feb. 23, 2017

“CityViews: City’s Arts High Schools Must Focus on Talent Rather Than Tests,” City Limits, Oct. 28, 2016

Other Topics

“Baseball Keeps My Father’s Memory Alive for My Son,” espnW, April 21, 2017

“3D Printed Skin Could Be a Game-Changer for Scars and Burns,” Tonic, Feb. 9, 2017

“Nobody Inspires Presidential Porn Like Donald J. Trump,” Esquire.com, Jan. 26, 2017