A Walk Along Pine Street, Philly Love Notes (2013)

Wherever You Are, There You Are, Penn Admissions Blog (2015) [Reproduced on Medium here]

Until, Oracle Fine Arts Review of the University of South Alabama (2015; Pushcart-nominated) [Print only; reproduced on Medium here]

Changes, The Curated Body (2017)

Broken English, Zitheka (2018)

St. John's Has Always Been A City of Goodbyes, The Globe and Mail (2018)

On Girls in Malawi and the Pressure to be Small, Just Like Me (2018)

Snakes in the Night, Arts and Africa (2018)

Colossus in the Veld, The Kalahari Review (2018)

Illuminated, Hobart (2018)

Stained, Feminessay (2019)

Tailoring My Clothes, Fitting into My Life in America, Catapult (2019)



Before the Earth Strikes the Pine [Unpublished; previously AIDS: A Family Topology], Winner, Literary Award for Narrative Nonfiction, Tucson Festival of Books (2014)

Arise, My Love [Unpublished; previously Mine], Winner, Stephen J. Meringoff Award for Nonfiction, the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers (2015)

Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Scholarship for writers of color, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (2015)

Rhinebeck Residency, The Seventh Wave (2019)



Juniper Summer Writing Institute: Paul Lisicky, Nonfiction (2013)

Tucson Festival of Books, Masters Workshop: Rigoberto Gonzalez, Nonfiction (2014)

Literary Bootcamp for Philadelphia Women of Color: A. Naomi Jackson, Multidisciplinary (2014)

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Summer Program: Marcie Hershman, Nonfiction (2015)

Tin House Summer Workshop: Kiese Laymon, Nonfiction (2016)

Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Master Workshop: Leslie Jamison, Flash Memoir (2018)

Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation Workshop [VONA]: Bich (Beth) Minh Nguyen, Memoir (2018)

Virginia Quarterly Review Writers’ Workshop: Mitchell S. Jackson, Nonfiction (2019)

Conferences and Readings

Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference 2019: “Writing Our Way Home: Third Culture Kids” (Moderator and Reader) 

The literature of immigration tends to focus on the contrast between the country of origin and the destination country. But what about Americans shaped by two or more other cultures, whose multilayered identities defy easy categorization? Taking inspiration from writers like Pico Iyer, Karen Tei Yamashita, and Jhumpa Lahiri, these readers explore what it means to be a Third Culture Kid—the invaluable lessons and inevitable losses that create a more nuanced and complex definition of “home.”


On the Eagles' Super Bowl Win (2018)

The Answer (2018)

Every Day's A Cute Day, Redux (2018)

Wer Bin Ich? (2018)

When Goodbye is Not Goodbye (2018)

The Things Dad Used to Say (2019)