I'm a Philadelphia-based nonfiction writer and editorial freelancer.

I write about gender, literature, art, and mental health. 


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Sexism is sending women into  clinical depression

 According to a study released in May, women report feelings of and are diagnosed with depression at far higher rates than men, starting at an age far younger than previously thought

Read the rest at Marie Claire.

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A short distance from home, but a world away

The American Dream, that foremost example of the desire to move on up, is an ungratefulness: that to which you were born is simply not good enough. 

Read the rest at Longreads.

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A DACA poet speaks out

In his personal life, Castillo is still attempting to negotiate the chasms of communication that his poetry explores.

Read the rest at The Paris Review.


I also publish short essays on Medium.

For samples, check out my Medium landing page