I'm a writer, iPhoneographer, truth-seeker and unapologetic lover of trash TV. BedStuyBrat was my AOL Instant Messenger name back in the T-Mobile Sidekick days, and it still applies; much of my work centers around my community of brown people and brownstones. As an avid traveler, I also find inspiration in the people, foods, and fashions of distant lands. In short, I tell stories from around the world, and around the way.
I've written travel pieces, cultural critiques, and personal essays in print and on the web for Essence, National Geographic Traveler, Travel Noire and Vol. 1 Brooklyn, among others. I'm a reader for The Seventh Wave and have performed at the Lamprophonic Emerging Writer's Series and The AmpLit festival. In 2016, my work was nominated for SLICE magazine's Bridging the Gap Award. I'm currently pursuing my MFA in creative nonfiction at The New School, where I'm crafting a collection of essays on race, class, identity and my beloved Bed-Stuy.
I'm likely somewhere overthinking.