I am a trauma-aware and trauma-sensitive journalist currently covering the U.S. housing crisis for The Economic Hardship Reporting Project. A former reporter for The Miami Herald, The St. Louis Post Dispatch and The Syracuse Newspapers, I have always written stories about people from populations that have been marginalized.
My personal experience of losing my family and worldly positions — and then collapsing into homelessness between 2014 and 2016 — has given me the unique privilege of reporting and writing from an “inside out” perspective. In that experience, I have learned that the strength of the human spirit is beyond anything I ever imagined. I have also learned that there is a great need for trauma-informed journalism that delves not only into the devastation of collapse — but also into the realities of resilience and recovery.
Since my emergence, my pieces have been published in The New York Times, Mother Jones, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Slate, CNBC — as well as many other publications. I have also been interviewed for various events, including the 2021 Trauma Summit produced by Thomas Hübl, spiritual teacher and author of Healing Collective Trauma, A Process for Healing Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds.
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