My beat is on arts, culture, and social justice. I aim to give a voice to the peripheralized, to tell the story that may normally be swept under the carpet. My work has appeared on Berkeleyside, East Bay Express, The Monthly, Oakland Magazine, Alameda Magazine, The Daily Cal, and New Sincerity.
Watch: Bakers prepare loaves at Morell’s Bread in West Berkeley
The third installment of Handmade East Bay, my short-video series about
the skills people develop using their hands.
Mandy Aftel: A world master of artisan perfume
Enter into the home of Mandy Aftel, the owner of Aftelier Perfumes. She talks all about the magical power of scent and the stories behind it.
In Berkeley: A dance company rooted in traditional Balinese legends and wisdom
Emiko Susilo, Balinese dancer and singer, talks about the ancient art form and its relevance in today's political climate.
A visit with East Bay textile whisperer Amy Keefer
Knitter, crocheter, and embroiderer uses her work as a form of political resistance.