i was selected as a 2018-19 Reveal Investigative Fellow to better understand the paths of juveniles charged as adults in the state of Mississippi, where kids’ journeys through the adult system can include incredibly long pre-trial wait times or none at all depending on where they're arrested. Read more here.
i was a 2018 "Bringing Home the World" Fellow through the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). I went to Liberia in July 2018 to report on the current socio-political climate under the country's first indigenous president. Read more about the project that has a historical connection to Mississippi here.
my first “big girl” job after grad school was at the Jackson Free Press, an alt-weekly in Mississippi’s capital city.
here's the entire database of my JFP stories:
i interned at NBC BLK once upon a time. here are some of my stories:
on black banking initiatives as a response to police brutality in the summer of 2016 (RIP Philando Castile and Alton Sterling).
on the lit black park ranger at Yosemite National Park.
and one of the most fun social media roundups, which i got to do on the reg: #BlackWomenDidThat
some moons ago i was the inaugural lifestyle editor for Blavity. here's some work linked below from my time there:
on the familial effects of mass incarceration
on a racist restaurant encounter at a Montreal restaurant that reminded me to never turn off my race-dar
the lit time i got to interview the cast of The Wiz Live! and Queen Mary J Blige answered my question looking dead into my eyes.