creative nonfiction & essays.

How Shows Like ‘The Bear’ Humanize Survivors of Suicide Loss
HuffPost – September, 2023

My Tiny Love Story “Always Swinging Open” (Print)
The New York Times Modern Love Series – August, 2023

A Room of My Own: On Motherhood, Grief, and Metamorphosis                                                                    

“Beyond” Substack – July, 2023

I Never Understood Día de los Muertos Until It Helped Me Grieve My Brother
Westwind – UCLA’s Journal of the Arts – January, 2023

Lobster Bisque for the Blues
Al Jazeera – December, 2022

How Living Abroad Helped Me Reclaim My Latinx Identity
Vogue – October, 2021

My Secret Life as an Underage Massage Therapist
Narratively – October, 2019

When Your Mother Country Becomes a Foreign Land
Catapult – October, 2018

You Will Have A Son
Eastern Iowa Review – Summer, 2017 (Print) (Pushcart Nominated and Anthologized)                                                                                                              

The Rumpus – February, 2016

Fireworks in June
Guernica Daily – December, 2014

Medium-Human Parts – December, 2014

Entering The Viewing Room
The Weeklings – September, 2014

stories I wrote.

Beneath the Weight of Birds
Far Off Places – Summer, 2018

The Language of Fruit
Tiferet Journal – Fall/Winter, 2017 (Print) (Pushcart Nominated)

A Reckoning in The Woods
Fiction Southeast – September, 2016

Small Wounded Things
Sweatpants & Coffee – May, 2014


I Am Pain 
The Lindenwood Review – February, 2024

My Mother Brought Home A Pumice Stone Once 
The Fourth River – February, 2020

book reviews. 

Ruby Mountain 
Hunger Mountain –  March, 2017