Wrote about artist and author Carrie Schmitt: her new book, her spiritual approach to painting, and why she self-identifies as a "color activist."
I get to talk to a lot of interesting people thanks to freelancing but she is definitely one of the most fascinating.
Part review, part interview about Hsiao-Ching Chou's new vegetarian cookbook.
Something I wrote up in a few hours about my tangled jewelry for a friend's website. This piece is not polished but that is the point of the site; to put up our work that is raw and has not been revised and edited and second-guessed to death.
My pseudonym on the site is Vetro. Those are not my hands (obviously), but the other image containing the necklaces is actually mine. Those are some of the ones I successfully set free.
My first reported piece. I was approached by YES! Magazine to write this story, exploring the ways that people, with an added focus on people of color, may be affected by COVID-19 in the context of pregnancy and childbirth.
Short writeup about the owner of Baked From the Hart, a Columbia City/Mount Baker-area pie place. Baked From the Hart is approaching its 50th anniversary in Seattle!
Article about Pam's Kitchen, a Trinidadian restaurant in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. I've eaten here several times over the years since I moved to the city and it was a pleasure to do this story. Pam is wonderful.
I also took the pictures for this story, though I didn't know the site would use so many of them (some images are better than others!) before I had a chance to edit them.
Also, I know titles get changed a lot (it happens to writers almost every time) but in this specific instance I really miss my original title: "A Taste of Trinidad"
Urban Ivy recently put out a call for positive depictions of black fathers. I had written this draft in 2017 for a fatherhood anthology that never panned out, so I'm glad I was able to repurpose this work about my dad. I've written much more eloquently about other subjects, but this is straight from the heart. There's also so much more I could say, of course, but it's already pretty lengthy. My essay is the last one in the book (there are no page numbers, sorry).