Freelance Writing Category

Say It Aloud: Lit Readings

This summer, I was asked to participate in two readings. This was a new experience for me – previously I have always been the one pitching, trying to get in to readings. It was exciting and encouraging to be invited. The first reading was in Quincy, CA, as a part of the Wayward Writers 2nd […]

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Burner Kids

One aspect of writing that I love is the opportunity to put yourself in other people’s shoes (or huge furry boots covered in dust) and consider life from a path (or desert trail) that you’d never traverse yourself. I really enjoyed researching and writing the piece on The Bold Italic that is live today: Who […]

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The Fame Monster Makes For Fun Writing

Personal essays are kind of my jam, but lately I’ve been taking a break from them, and writing more about other people’s lives. I’ve learned some fascinating things, and hope I continue to get the chance to write about people who live big. I just finished reading Caitlin Moran‘s Moranthology, and oh my gerwd I […]

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I Love It When You Call Me Feminist Papa

Most of my writing is about parenthood, and I’ve had success with publications that are particularly about mothering: MUTHA, Literary Mama, and (in an upcoming issue) Hip Mama. However, lately I’ve had some opportunities to rep the proud papas in the parenting community, and I wanted to round that all up here. This Feminist Father’s […]

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Oh, TOTES.

A while back, Sandra of Happy French Gang hired me to create some slogans for Dolores Beach and San Francisco that she could put on her chic French-Californian organic cotton blankets and bags. Well, the eco-friendly totes are in, and they are the only bags you’ll need for all the picnicking we’ll be doing here […]

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Is it a test?! No, it’s a quiz!

If you’re wondering, “Am I ready to have kids?”, my quiz on that very question is up on The Bold Italic today. Quiz: So You Think You’re Ready For Kids? It is tongue-in-cheek and very San Francisco-centric, but, as have been hearing back from folks who have taken it, also creepily accurate! As a follow-up […]

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Writing About Race

My first feature article on The Bold Italic, Your Curiosity About My Bi-Racial Child Isn’t Cute, went live yesterday, and it got a huge response. I was pretty nervous about it, since the piece is about strangers’ ignorant responses to my interracial family, and here I was, putting our personal experiences out into the world […]

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Writer-Watcher

Like many children of the 80’s & 90’s who had two full-time working parents, the television was sometimes my babysitter. We didn’t have cable, so pickings were slim, but my G-ma had it, and when we’d go to visit her on Sundays, I wanted my MTV, knaaamean? My true love was reading, so I never […]

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Collaborative Pieces Are Where It’s At, As a Working Writer

In the past months I’ve been copywriting up a storm, so I haven’t spent as much time on getting longer pieces published. However, I’ve kept my online writing presence alive by participating in collaborative pieces like the TWO CENTS column on Cinapse, a list of tips about how to be a Hip Mama on Refinery […]

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Calling All Papas Who Write!

Call for Submissions: One of the publications I write for, Golden Gate Mothers Group Magazine, is changing the format of their popular Daditude column, and I am stepping in as Coordinating Editor of this column.  GGMG Mag is a print magazine that goes out to 4,500 mothers in the Bay Area.  This is a great […]

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