Writer. Public Communications Expert. Working cat mom.
Bylines New York Times, CNN, Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Shondaland, Philadelphia Inquirer, PennLive, Law.com, etc.
Author of critically acclaimed "Ode to Billie Joe" for the 33 1/3 series
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Covering health policy, science, gender, violence, trauma, music, books, art, media & culture published at New York Times, Rolling Stone, Poynter, Shondaland, Washington Post, etc.
Critically acclaimed "Ode to Billie Joe" for the 33 1/3 Series published by Bloomsbury Academic http://www.odetobilliejoe333.com
"She Does Not Want What She Has Not Got: An Apology For Sinead O'Connor" in The B-Sides, Bloomsbury, September 2019
"The Ripple Effect," CB Books anthology, 2012
Public Interest Communications.
Communications for the Women's Law Project. Ochberg Fellow at Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, Columbia University.
Have taught Trauma Journalism and features writing at Temple University and Rosemont College.
On-stage Speaker & Moderator.
Ken Burns' Country Music Premiere, World Cafe, 2019
In Conversation with Glennon Doyle, Keswick Theatre, 2019
In Conversation with Andy Borowitz, Keswick Theatre, 2018
An Evening with Dean Strang & Jerry Buting of "Making a Murderer," two sold-out nights at Keswick Theatre, 2016
Speaker, March to End Rape Culture Philadelphia, 2014
In Conversation with Damien Echols, 215 Literary Festival, 2013
Reading of Cherry Bomb Books War on Women at The Performance Salon Philadelphia, 2013
The Lower 40: An Ode to Bobbie Gentry--14-piece concert at the World Cafe aired on WXPN, 2014
The Lower 40: An Ode to Bobbie Gentry, Underground Arts, 2014
Ode to Bobbie Gentry: Celebrating a Living Legend, Bell House, NYC, 2018
"Deep Dive: An All Music Podcast," 2019
CKUA "Hidden Track" podcast, 2019
High in the '70s, WXPN, 2018
PRI Studio 360, "Ode to an Enigma," 2017
WHYY Radio Times, "Delving into the Mysteries of 'Ode to Billie Joe' & Bobbie Gentry," 2014
"Something Cool" podcast, 2015
Fun2Know Podcast, 2015
WHYY, Prostitution & Trauma, supported by Scattergood Foundation, 2013
WHYY Radio Times, Statute of Limitation in Child Sex Abuse Cases, 2012