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October 18, 2018

As a journalist and copywriter, I've drafted a lot of text. A LOT.

I've written about cleaning products, pets, higher education, dating apps, business systems, fashion, ride-sharing programs, soybeans, fan art, gender bias and more.

I've developed narratives around why c...

September 9, 2018

At roughly 2 a.m. on September 5, music-lovers in St. Louis and beyond learned via Twitter that LouFest -- an annual home-grown festival featuring big-name acts, local bands and comedians and dozens of vendors -- would not happen this year.

The really bad thing: the per...

August 18, 2018

Learning to see after you've been operating blindly for so long can be daunting. It is for me. And it is for many businesses, including media outlets. But we have to start thinking about the big picture if we want to build a truly more inclusive world.

In media, seeing...

August 18, 2018

Digital feature, Riverfront Times, May 14, 2015

I've been writing for the Riverfront Times for many years now, and I'm blessed and grateful that they let me cover pretty much whatever I want at this point. They trust me to use my news judgement to look into stories that...

August 18, 2018

Digital story, BrainJet, December 2015

Photo by Erik Drost via Flickr Creative Commons

In 2015 and 2016, I was an editor at a local content startup, overseeing two websites and making sure that our stories and slideshows about history, "Star Wars," pets, geography, caree...

August 13, 2018

Digital story, BrainJet, March 14, 2016

Photos by Allison Babka

In 2015, I was an editor at a local content startup, overseeing two websites and making sure that our stories and slideshows about history, "Star Wars," pets, geography, careers and weird stuff went viral.

I'...

August 9, 2018

Brand content, Alive Magazine, November 9, 2016

Photo via Unsplash

Based in St. Louis, Alive Magazine focuses on makers and artisans in almost 10 cities in the Midwest. The magazine, which publishes full-sized traditional magazines as well as smaller wedding- and city-sp...

August 9, 2018

Print feature, Riverfront Times, November 15, 2017

Local editors know that I love exploring everything that St. Louis has to offer, so they frequently tap me to give readers the scoop on the city's best *everything* through lists and guides.

In 2017, I contributed heavil...

July 18, 2018

I'd posted a version of the following to LinkedIn on July 10, 2018, after author and marketing pro Amber Naslund shared thoughts on the platform about entrepreneurism.

"But it wasn’t the failure that made me realize I didn’t want to be an entrepreneur. It was the very s...

July 8, 2018

Oh, higher education, I just can't quit you. Say hello to another video about students that I helped produce after I'd left Saint Louis University!

Because of my extensive video experience at SLU, Parabolic Media tapped me to interview the college teams participating...

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