Selected Works


Makeup Is a Language of Resistance // March 2017

Atlas Obscura: 

How One Activist Used Opera and Drag to Change American Politics Forever (longform) // November 2016

The Macaroni in ‘Yankee Doodle’ Is Not What You Think // August 2016

The Public Shaming of England’s First Umbrella User // July 2016

The Radical Plan to Turn One California Town into a Gay Utopia // June 2016

The Establishment: 

The Critical Evolution of LGBTQ+ YA Literature // August 2016

What We Lose When We Don’t Teach LGBTQ History in Schools // October 2016

Barnes & Noble: 

YA Open Mic series // Monthly—October 2015 to present

6 Back To School Reads that Get High School Right // August 2016

11 Authors Discuss the Role of Faith in Their Lives // July 2016

6 Must-Read YA Books for Mr. Robot Fans // July 2016

14 YA Books About LGBTQ People of Color // June 2016

Meet the LGBTQ+ Authors Who Are Revolutionizing YA Literature (Part 2) // March 2016

Meet the LGBTQ+ Authors Who Are Revolutionizing YA Literature (Part 1) // March 2016

9 YA Books That Would Make Amazing Presidential Candidates // February 2016


The Orlando Shooting Won’t Keep Me Away from NYC Pride // June 2016

I Might Be Gay, But Please Don’t Call Me Your “Gay Best Friend” // January 2016


12 YA Books With Characters of Color and LGBTQ Characters // November 2016

Lambda Literary: 

“You Know Me Well” by David Levithan and Nina LaCour (Review) // June 2016

“Labyrinth Lost” by Zoraida Córdova (Review) // September 2016

(You can also read very old posts of mine on the blog I ran for four years, Teens Can Write, Too.)