I'm the Associate Editor of Hello Mr, journalist, homodocumentarian, and aspiring Carmen San Diego. In my spare time, I'm finishing my first book, traveling as an Afar Ambassador, and taking on freelance projects in writing and content. I like to tell other people's stories, plus my own, which is why I started this newsletter on boys, books, and bravery.
I've written three cover stories for Hello Mr., like this interview with Executive Editor at Buzzfeed, or this one with Perfume Genius. You might also like this longform analysis on queer adventure narratives, this interview with Janelle Monae, this as-told-by with Damian from Mean Girls, this investigative report on gay guys' post-sex snacks, or these reports on a queer responses to Orlando or to a Trump Presidency.
Select clients I've worked with include Airbnb, Cadillac, Ace Hotel, Soho House, The Standard, OUT, HBO, Kit & Ace, Absolut, American Apparel, the Charleston Tourism Board, Banana Republic, Ray Ban, Sephora, Old Navy, The Jane Goodall Institute, Smartwater, and Dove Men.
Other projects I'm proud of include my trip through Spain and Morocco to make a story for Airbnb, the big gay Valentine's Day party I help produce every year, and my work with kids in underfunded school systems through 826CHI.
Aside from Hello Mr., I've been published in Vinyl, Fields, Jarry, I.T Post, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Lambda Literary, The Offing, Winter Tangerine, Broadly, VICE, GOOD, and The Iowa Review. I'm a recipient of the Ruth Halls Poetry Prize, the Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Award, the Eric Love Diversity Grant, and the Culbertson Essay Scholarship.
While I'm tooting my own horn, I got a fellowship for the Writers @ Work conference with Ann Hood, the Tin House Writers Workshop with the incomparable Mary Ruefle, and again with Alex Chee, Chandelier Creative's Artist Residency, was twice-accepted to the Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Program, was a finalist for Buzzfeed's Emerging Writers Fellowship, and was a lucky passenger on The Passport Express.
My pillow is in Brooklyn, but I travel quite a bit and compulsively document these travels on my Instagram, my weapon of choice. If you want to get in touch with me about a project or collaboration, all you have to do is ask.