"An Open Letter to a Traveling Salesman, Sugar Camp, Wisconsin, Circa 1996," originally published in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, anthologized in Flash Nonfiction Funny, ed. Dinty Moore, March 7, 2018.
"One Tiny Country is Fighting to Save Its Endangered Reefs--For All of Us," AFAR Magazine, Winter 2018.
Best Women's Travel Writing 2017 - "The Living Infinite," my essay about diving with sharks and spawning red snapper in Palau, was selected by editor Lavinia Spalding for this year's anthology. Coming to a bookstore near you May 2017--or preorder a copy from your favorite Indie bookstore now!
"Seattle, After the Rain," a flash essay in River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative, "Beautiful Things" blog. February 2017.
"Immaculate Confection," AFAR Magazine print feature, November/December 2016.
"How To Travel Alone as a Woman in the Land of Machismo," AFAR Magazine Solo Travel issue, March/April 2016.
"The Remnants of War: A Meditation on Peleliu," Longreads Original essay, January 2016. Grand Prize Bronze - Best Travel Story of the Year, 2017 Solas Awards.
"Karaoke Girls: Sex, Lies, and Singalongs in the Pacific," inaugural issue of Misadventures Magazine, December 2015.
"Lessons From the Deep," Wanderlust: Literary Journeys for the Discerning Traveler. November 2015. Selected for Best Women's Travel Writing 2017.
"Lessons in Cambodian Drag," on the history of Cambodia's third gender. Paste Magazine. September 2015.
"Girl/Thing," originally published in Brevity, anthologized in Love & Profanity: True Stories of Adolescence. Edited by Nick Healy. Capstone Press. March 2015.
"Shadowboxing," Harvard Review. February 2015.
"Voice Lessons," An Innocent Abroad: Life-Changing Trips from 35 Great Writers, Lonely Planet's annual anthology of travel writing. Edited by Don George. December 2014. Read the Publisher's Weekly review here.
"Don't Mess With the Other Texas," Rick Perry visits the new Pacific Theater. Guernica - A magazine of art + politics. May 2014.
"Making Peace With Miley," The Mindful Word. April 2014.
"Sirens," micro essay in Sweet: A Literary Confection, University of South Florida. Issue 6.2, Winter 2014.
"In Search of Magic Kingdoms," audio essay, winner of The Missouri Review 2013 audio contest for prose.
"There's a Train a'Comin'," on phone banking for marriage equality in Washington State. Guernica - A magazine of art + politics. March 27, 2013.
"Aerial Perspectives on Plumbing, Heating and Electrical," The Iowa Review. Winter 2012/2013.
"As Seen On TV!" Ninth Letter. Spring/Summer 2012. Notable Essay, Best American Essays 2013, eds. Cheryl Strayed & Robert Atwan.
"On Modesty," Shenandoah: The Washington & Lee Review. Issue 61, No. 2. February 2012. Special Mention, Pushcart Prize 2014.
"Girl/Thing," Brevity Magazine. Issue 37. Fall 2011.
"On Failing a Poem and Writing Responsibly," Brevity Magazine Blog. November 2011.
"Big Water, Little Water," Michigan Quarterly Review. Summer 2011.