Publications

TRAVEL WRITING

This landscape, with its tides rushing in and out, warm summer sun and ocean brine is what nourishes Rhode Island’s quahogs day after day. It’s why a taste of clam cakes becomes something far more elemental — the taste of Rhode Island itself.

Move Over Lobster Roll
USA Today
Summer 2018

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I’d synced with the wave’s rhythm, my body humming with its invisible current.

Chasing that Feeling
Adventure Collection
November 18, 2017

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I clicked the flashlight on and off a bit, delighting in the slight panic that prickled in my gut every time the darkness rushed up around me. Like pushing a bruise even when you know it will hurt, there’s a sort of satisfaction in the confirmation.

Radiant Darkness
Hidden Compass
August 3, 2017

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Like boxers too long in the ring, the Patagonian mountains bore the scars of thousands and thousands of years of pummeling. Glacial erosion had shaped the land; the elements had defined its brutal character.

Ferocious Beauty
Adventure Collection
May 3, 2017

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The immediate vividness of the scent’s conjurations startled me. Instantly, it had taken root in my brain and sprouted into a fully formed landscape.

The Sense We All Should Use More Often When Traveling
AFAR
October 12, 2016

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Under an awning of matted vines entangling the branches of the ceiba, we drank and danced. The sky was clotted with gray clouds that seemed to trap the energy being thrown off by our bodies, sending it swirling back into our limbs as we spun and swayed.

Pura Vida 
GeoEx
July 26, 2016
2018 Solas Award Gold Winner, Women’s Travel

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I feel like a fraud. Up until recently, I knew nothing about El Salvador. Now I’m suddenly spokeswoman for the wronged and maligned?

An American Girl in El Salvador
Transitions Abroad
March 2013
Narrative Travel Writing Contest 3rd Place Winner


ARTS WRITING

The arts field as a whole has always been a progenitor of bold ideas and experimentation – and at present, is grappling with the bold idea that individual arts organizations might quiet their own ideas and perspectives in order to give voice to those around them – whether those voices originate from within their own arts community, or somewhere entirely new and unexpected.

Ceding Control: Exploring Community-led Curatorial Models
ArtsFwd
February 3, 2014

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These people were out to see what at what time?!
That would be a boulder, at 4 a.m.


On-the-Ground Communications Strategies

California Association of Museums
December 14, 2013

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…It builds a framework to enable the arts to do what they do best: unleash myriad stories and possibilities that can flow from a single theme or idea.

Ditching Demographics: A Holistic Approach to Arts Engagement
ArtsFwd
December 6, 2013

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What if funders were to view experimentation as a mandatory component of operations, and organizations were held accountable for being actively engaged in exploratory practices?

Accountability Through Experimentation
ArtsFwd
November 18, 2013

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What mattered was not the museum’s agenda, but the community’s.

Building Community Partnerships by Meeting Needs and Utilizing Assets
California Association of Museums
October 2, 2013

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…the arts are missing out on a tremendous opportunity to simultaneously increase their donor base and their capacity for fulfilling their mission by strategically uniting their development and engagement efforts.

Silo Smashing: How Can We Blend Fundraising and Programming?
ArtsFwd
September 19, 2013

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Was it possible for the museum to remain visible and viable in a community if, technically, there was no museum?

Bringing the Museum to the Community
California Association of Museums
July 24, 2013

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Forget the stats and work with the values already in place: the arts contribute to the overall vibrancy and connectedness of a community; investment in the arts is an investment in our community.

A New Look at Arts Advocacy
Emerging Arts Professionals Blog
January 9, 2013

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The arts are at their best when in service to their respective communities. Only then can they truly enhance our world through their powerful ability to provoke thought, challenge norms, and show us the beauty hovering otherwise unseen in the everyday.

Gentrification and the Arts
Emerging Arts Professionals Blog
December 3, 2012