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Articles about coffee shop etiquette, relationships, hair, and other things I kind of regret writing about.
A short-lived website owned by AOL, I was their Beauty/Fashion Editor (2015-2016) responsible for generating, pitching, and writing weekly articles in a fun, approachable voice to reach a global audience. This content is no longer live, but lives on through other websites that quoted my articles, like this one.
From 2012-2014 or so, I wrote book reviews for a hip coffee/book shop that was located across the public library where I worked in Birmingham, Alabama. The content isn’t all easily found these days (change in management, and, like, time), but a few key gems—like this one, about a Chuck Klosterman book, or this one, about eReaders and moving to California.
From 2015 – 2017, I regularly contributed features for HelloGiggles, providing many lifestyle, entertainment, and body-positivity articles.
Article about losing a bunch of weight and ruining relationships in my early twenties.
On what it’s really like to have weight loss surgery.
A coffee guide to Folsom, California (with Johnny Cash references, of course); guide to Sacramento forthcoming.
Features for Sacramento area entertainment/culture magazine. Mostly local event highlights, movie reviews, rants & raves about mean old people, and celebrity interviews.
Until its demise in 2016, I wrote a handful of articles for xoJane about nerdy things like the women of Twin Peaks, body positivity and how to learn lessons from creepy ex boyfriends.