My best work happens when I explain complex ideas. Helping others understand the bigger picture brings me great satisfaction. The best part: it often means I've earned their trust along the way.
Blog: "Haiti: Back in the Day"
Narrative nonfiction. One-year anniversary of my first visit to Haiti; from my journal. Later published on my blog. (link: http://bit.ly/MMciSp)
Blog: An Open Letter to Soledad O'Brien
Long-form blog response to a CNN special on Latinos in the US that stirred up some controversy...for me and many others.
Blog: Don't forget Haiti
A reminder to our fast-moving society not to forget those who suffer (link: http://bit.ly/MhsJHI)
PR: Story & Press Release for Tomo Sushi Grand Opening
PR story and press release for local sushi restaurant celebrating its grand opening and liquor license with a special event. Garnered significant media media and restaurant reviews, including the more frequently read independent newspaper.
Bilingual, bi-cultural greeting card line. This is the introductory page from our inaugural catalog. I also wrote all the original copy in the product line.
Story: Hope in a Thousand Words
Blog: That's not fire. It's glue: A new Colorado Springs?
Reaction piece to the Waldo Canyon Fire, 2012. PDF did not properly display. Full text here: http://nydia.typepad.com/squidroad/2012/07/thats-not-fire-its-glue.html
Story: Compassion Nicaragua Turns One