I’m a writer and digital journalist who tells stories with words, audio and photographs – so far. Here’s a synopsis of my work.
- I’ve written three books: “Jump Rope Magic,” a picture for children; “Claiming Kin: Confronting the History of an African-American Family,” a memoir; and “Beyond Stitch and Bitch: Reflections on Knitting and Life,” a book of essays.
- My columns and articles have appeared in The Washington Post Outlook sections and the New York Post, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Plain Dealer.
- I’ve been a regular contributor to theroot.com and to Cleveland Magazine.
- I was the first blogger for “Vital Signs,” the health blog for www.bet.com, and wrote regular health articles for Essence, essence.com, Heart and Soul and Real Health magazines.
- I received a commission from WBEZ, the NPR affiliate in Chicago, to write a song about racial code words for the station’s series on race relations.
- I’m a regular photographer for area Patch sites, hyperlocal publications run by AOL/HuffingtonPost.
- I’ve curated two photo series that portray suburban history through vintage photographs:
- “100 Years in 100 Days: 100 Photographs that Define Shaker Heights (Ohio), is in progress.
- The other, “90 Years in 90 Days: 90 Photographs that Define Cleveland Heights (Ohio)” ran last year.