Matter // Longform

I spent most of my time at Medium building, editing, and experimenting with social journalism inside the award-winning digital publication, Matter. First as Managing Editor and later as Senior Editor, I produced deeply engaging stories about the worlds we live in now—both physical and online—and the issues that matter most to our generation. 

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Living With being dead

Fun fact: I’m a sucker for bizarre subcultures and otherworldy mysteries. Which is probably why I was so drawn to the story of this terrifying disorder which turns people into zombies. So, if you’re like me — or if you watch The Walking Dead — you’ll enjoy this fascinating piece by Erika Hayasaki about people who believe they are dead.

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The Uber of gentleman companions

"The idea is to provide a group of classy high-femme straight girls with a fully clothed, light-submissive Chippendale. A stripper who doesn’t strip. Well, great. I’ve always wanted to not fuck James Bond." Julieanne Smolinski explores San Francisco's latest startup, ManServants, which promises "what women really want."

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they found love, then they found gender

For our We The T! series on transgender issues, I asked writer Francesca Mari to tell the complex, modern love story of a gender-fluid couple based. As two individuals explore their identity in Dallas, Texas, they realize that love sees no gender nor sexuality.