You can find samples of my work below. This includes research, creative non-fiction, and essays.
Creating a Digital Knowledge Commons: The Evolution of the Modern Body Modification Culture and Impact of Social Media
Abstract This paper studies the evolution of the tattooing and body modification subculture from the internet boom until now, with a focus on the impact Instagram has had in the last ten years. Exploring the beginnings of modern tattooing and the depths it has come from to gain some social acceptance, we can engage with […]
ABSTRACT Most people will experience at least one migraine in their lifetime. For chronic sufferers, migraine is a complex and confusing disease that afflicts and disables. Various treatments for migraines exist and ranges from home remedies to prescription medication. These treatments may or may not work, leaving the patient to try various medications throughout their […]
A morning without coffee either means that I am sick or that I overslept. Either way, a morning without coffee means a bad day. The delicious aroma wakes me up in the morning (assuming I am prepared enough to set up the coffee maker the night before) and at this point, I’m sure my blood […]
When I was younger and a frequent participant in sleepovers (after the prank phone calls and truths about our crushes and dares about ding-dong-ditching the neighbors had grown tiresome) ghost stories were my favorite. I listened with the hardened demeanor only a 10-year-old could have—nothing was ever scary enough. That is, until I heard the […]
“Where’s your engagement ring?! Where are my grandbabies?!” “Oh, don’t hold the baby, you’ll catch the fever!” “It’s like I’m preparing you for when you’re a mom!” Quotes from women older than me, directed towards me, about future me. My response usually includes some light laughter and a quiet, “Not yet.” I haven’t thought much […]