A Selection of Writing from Retail Dive
The Indy List
I wrote a weekly column for Washington City Paper called The Indy List that featured independent retail, artists, makers, and events in the D.C. area.
Everything Must Go
I wrote an investigative piece regarding the disappearing independent retail scene in D.C. It was a Washington City Paper cover story. You can read it here.
The Washington Post
The Post produces an annual Spring Cleaning Guide where experts suggest what people should toss from their lives. I explain why people should get rid of investment clothes.
I wrote a cover story for Washington City Paper about the intersection of the opioid epidemic and chronic pain.
Women in D.C. face Obstacles at every step of pregnancy and childbirth
In 2018 Washington, D.C. reported one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation. I co-wrote an investigative report about why D.C. mothers keep dying. You can read the cover story here.
Buy D.C. was a weekly column featuring local retailers around a central theme that I wrote and photographed for Washington City Paper from 2014-2017.
Holiday Shopping Guides
Holiday Shopping Guide 2017 (cover story) here.
The 2016 shopping guide came out following the election. D.C. voted 90.9% for Clinton and 4.1% for Trump, so it was an odd time for a shopping guide as a cover story. I wrote about the collision of retail and politics. You can read it here.
Holiday Shopping Guide 2015 (cover story) here.
Holiday Shopping Guide 2014 (cover story) here.
Best Of Washington, D.C. Retail
I frequently write about the best retail spaces and people in D.C. (partial list)
Best Up-and-Coming Portrait Artist - Kenadi Johnson
Best Place to Prep for a Bath - Take Care
Best Locksmith - Golden Hands Locksmith
Best Spot for a Luxe Men's Haircut - Wise Owl Club
Best Place to Shop for Foodies - Hill's Kitchen
Best Place to Stock Up on Wine for a Party - Cork Market
Best Place to Get a Vintage Wedding Dress - PollySue's Vintage
Best Indie Bookstore - East City Bookshop
Best Place to Get a Suit Education - Ezra Paul Clothing
Best Place to Rent a Tux - Geoffrey Lewis
Fashion / Relationship Columnist
I wrote a fashion and relationship column for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy for two years. (partial list)
5 Ways Your Dating Life May Be Driving Your Friends Crazy
Other fun stuff
Here's an article I wrote for The Write Life about the Dear David ghost story.
I love writing about makers. Here's a guide I wrote for a D.C.-based craft show, Crafty Bastards.
Here are some links from The Good Men Project - "5 Best Relationship Podcasts," and, "That Time When it Took a Law to Get Me to do the Right Thing"
Here's how I stumbled my way into a solution, "A Smarter Way to Manage Pick Your Brain Requests" for the Write Life.