Editorial portfolio

 

From features to front-of-book service pieces, I write for some of Canada’s top publications. I’m an editor at the award-winning Hakai Magazine, where I write and edit stories about coastal science and societies. I also cover health, culture, lifestyle, and parenting for publications such as Today’s ParentChatelaineMONTECRISTO, and the Globe and Mail. Here are some samples of my recent work and a few old favourites.

The halibut hook revival

Hakai Magazine

October 2018

An ingenious Indigenous fishing technology with spiritual significance is making a comeback.

The ecolabel fable

Hakai Magazine

November 2017

Buyer beware: sustainable seafood programs can’t guarantee ocean-friendly choices.

Designing for disability

MONTECRISTO

Autumn 2017

Alleles Design Studio in Victoria, B.C., is leading the way in inclusive design, creating stylish prosthetic covers that help people feel comfortable and confident.

Chevy Stevens

MONTECRISTO

Autumn 2017

The New York Times bestselling author, who lives on Vancouver Island, tapped into her feelings for her father when she wrote Never Let You Go.

The Witness Blanket

MONTECRISTO

October 2016

Kwagiulth master carver Carey Newman’s arresting large-scale installation depicts in agonizing detail the atrocities of Canada’s residential school system.

WOODS on Pender

MONTECRISTO 

September 2015

“When I think of wanderlust I automatically think Airstream: the iconic design, the history, the freedom of the open road with no specific destination in mind,” says Curtis Redel, owner of a unique campground in the Gulf Islands.

Shelagh Rogers

MONTECRISTO

Spring 2018

The beloved CBC host has been a vocal advocate for mental health since coming out with her story in 2005, an experience that has informed her other passion project: promoting truth and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

We need to stop discriminating against plus-size pregnant women

Today’s Parent

November 2017

Weight stigma is widespread in healthcare and can lead to anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, and negative body image.

How to cope with hot flashes during pregnancy

Today’s Parent

August 2017

Hot flashes affect more than half of pregnant women. Brought on by hormonal changes, hot flashes may be uncomfortable, but they’re usually harmless.

Another reason to get that cute puppy: Pets make for healthier babies

Today’s Parent

April 2017

A new study shows that babies born into families with furry pets have a reduced risk of developing allergies and obesity if they’re exposed to the animals in the first few months of life.

Amplifying data through art

Hakai Magazine

August 2016

Five artists who make meaning out of science by translating hard data from the world’s oceans.

‘They’re like living art’: Why people are dismantling and rebuilding old barns as spectacular homes

The Globe and Mail

September 2015

The tall timber aesthetic is timeless and transcends trends. That’s according to Dale Lehmer, who has been deconstructing antique barns and rebuilding them as storied family homes since the 1970s.

Intersex: When a baby isn't quite boy or girl

Today’s Parent

March 2018

Being intersex is almost as common as having red hair, yet no one ever talks about it. Here’s one family’s story of raising an intersex child.

Pregnancy is the eating disorder trigger that no one ever talks about

Today’s Parent

September 2017

For those with a history of eating disorders, there is a high risk of relapse during the prenatal and postpartum periods.

The story of the Nanaimo bar

MONTECRISTO

August 2017

“The Nanaimo bar is a bit like a Kardashian: it’s famous for being famous,” says Canada Research Chair Lenore Newman, who has studied the history of the sweet treat.

CanopyStyle

MONTECRISTO

Spring 2017

The CanopyStyle campaign strives to stop the use of endangered forests in the production of fabrics like rayon and viscose, and kick-start the production of sustainable alternatives.

Why you should delay baby's first bath

Today’s Parent

March 2016

Newborns are typically washed in hospital soon after birth, but some parents are choosing to wait. Delaying the bath helps establish breastfeeding and protects babies from perinatal pathogens.

Halloween costumes are sexualizing our youngest trick-or-treaters

The Huffington Post

October 2014

After spotting sexualizing costumes for children as young as four, I wrote an op-ed and challenged retail thrift giant Value Village to pull the costumes from their shelves. They did.