Selected Writings

Reproductive & Sexual Health

“SESTA Is Already Having Devastating Impacts on Sex Workers—Just Like They Predicted,” Rewire.News, April 2, 2018

“What Trump’s Abstinence-Only Education Budget Means for Young People,” Teen Vogue, Feb. 21, 2018

“You Can’t Reverse a Medical Abortion, Scientists Say,” Teen Vogue, Feb. 6, 2018

“Finally, the Amazon Prime of STD Testing is Here,” Tonic, Aug. 4, 2017

“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


“How the Stress of Family Separation May Permanently Damage Migrant Children,” Rolling Stone, June 22, 2018

“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

Domestic Violence

“New York Shelter Will Let Domestic Violence Survivors Live With Their Pets,” Rewire.News, June 13, 2018

“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.News, Sept. 14, 2016

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

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

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

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

Sexual Violence

“The Trump Administration is Making it Harder to Stop Foster Children From Being Trafficked,” Rewire,News, March 23, 2018

“Sex-Trafficking Victims Are Forced to Relive Their Traumas in Order to Clear Their Records,” Rewire.News, Jan. 31, 2018

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

“Hospitals Didn’t Give Rape Victims Emergency Contraception,”, 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.News, Sept. 15, 2014

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

LGBT Issues

“This May Be Why Transgender Young People Are More Likely to Have a Mental Illness,” Teen Vogue, April 20, 2018

“Austin Police Try to Get Beyond Misgendering and ‘Deadnaming,'” Yes! Magazine, Aug. 17, 2017

“Insane Federal Bill Would Strip Trans People of Their Civil Rights,” Broadly, Aug. 3, 2017

“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.News, April 6, 2016

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

“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.News, Sep. 10, 2013


“Sounding the Alarm on Texas’ Nursing Home System,” The Austin Chronicle, Oct. 20, 2017

“Chester Bennington, Clinical Depression and Triggers,” The Fix, July 23, 2017

“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

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


“Two Months After Hurricane Harvey, HIV Services Are Still Recovering,”, Nov. 1, 2017

“Actor Jai Rodriguez’s Path to HIV Advocacy Was Paved by a Loving Aunt,”, Sep. 26, 2017

“Why Many Young People Don’t Take PrEP,” Teen Vogue, Sept. 26, 2017

“Can Online Clinics Help Get PrEP to People Who Need It?,”, Aug. 11, 2017

“Positively Trans: A Community of Transgender People With HIV Standing in Their Truth,”, 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,”, May 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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.News, 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

“America’s Paid Leave Crisis Is Hurting Families & Driving People Into Poverty, New Documentary Shows,” Romper, Dec. 7, 2017

“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.News, May 1, 2013


“How the New FDA-Approved Pot Medication Could Change Legal Weed,” Rolling Stone, June 27, 2018

“Kava: Inside the All-Natural Hight That’s Sweeping America,” Rolling Stone, March 16, 2018

“Treating Heroin Addiction With Heroin: What You Need to Know,” Rolling Stone, July 31, 2017

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

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

“Austin Bomber: Everything You Need to Know,” Rolling Stone, March 21, 2018

“Can You Overcome Your Fear of Death?” DAME, Nov. 30, 2017

“‘Vibrator Nation’ Explores The History Of Feminist Sex-Toy Stores: BUST Review,”, Sept. 15, 2017

“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,”, Jan. 26, 2017