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. 


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.


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."


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.