About

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I am a writer and editor whose articles and essays have appeared in The Atlantic online, The Boston Globe, The New York TimesOutside, and The Writer, among others. I am a contributing editor to the journal Appalachia, and the founding editor and publisher of the award-winning magazine AMC Outdoors, where I happily worked with such contributors as E.O Wilson, Galen Rowell, and Hannah Holmes. The daughter of activists, I grew up in and around Boston. I’ve worked in a newsroom, and also a barn, a disco, a bar, and an embassy. I’ve waited tables and cleaned houses and climbed glaciers, and, for a couple years, lived in Paris, Strasbourg, and Marseille, France. I now live in Vermont. I have a BA in French literature and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Articles

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Title Search (The Writer)
What books about writing do you turn to for guidance? What books are you missing? Authors Elmaz Abinader, Oliver de la Paz, David Haynes, and Gish Jen, among others, discuss what they’re reading and teaching—and why.

Teach Our Children Well (The Atlantic)
At increasingly young ages, programs aim to teach children about healthy relationships and create places where parents, teachers, and children feel they can speak up about abuse. Featured by The Journalism Center on Children and Families.

Scientist, Uninterrupted (Terrain)
More than 25 years ago, Dr. Theo Colborn blazed the trail in endocrine disruption research, facing detractors at every turn. Today, at 86, she’s no longer marginalized as a “bunny hugger,” but hailed as a visionary.

Five Questions for Dr. Theo Colbon (The Orion Blog)
Current day Rachel Carson, Colborn talks about EDCs and her life in science.

The Case for Teaching Kids How to Talk about Their Bodies (The Atlantic)
Highlighted by ThinkProgress and NBC News Today

Cold Comfort (The Boston Globe)
Sometimes dinner and a movie, sometimes… winter camping. A very fresh take on date night.

Conversation Starters (Brain, Child)
Nominated for a 2013 PPFA Maggie Award for Media Excellence and featured by
the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

Where the Wild Things Ought to Be (The Wellborn Ecology Fund)

There’s a Word for That (The New York Times)

Cleantown: Boston’s Harbor Islands Go Green (Outside)

Snow Days (AMC Outdoors)

Still Making Us Stretch (AMC Outdoors)

Euro Surf ‘n’ Turf: Mountain Biking, Spain (Outside)

Do Women Attract Bears? No, but they are prey to plenty of similar backcountry myths. (Backpacker)

The Rush of Summer (Vermont Life)