I'm a journalist, writer, and activist. I'm based in Philadelphia but also spend a lot of time in New York City, where I grew up and where my family still lives. I write about a wide range of issues, with a special focus on social justice.
Journalism is the only profession that allows me to enter people's living rooms and ask them their deepest secrets without being immediately kicked out. That's why I'm a journalist. I also like convincing people of things, and writing seems to be a pretty good way to do that.
My book How to Kill a City, a narrative journey through gentrification in four U.S. cities, is available for sale. My publisher is Nation Books/Perseus/Hachette (the book imprint of The Nation magazine).
My work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, The Guardian, New York Magazine, Al Jazeera America, Wired, Fusion, BuzzFeed, VICE and many other places. I co-founded Study Hall, a coworking space for non-fiction writers, in the fall of 2015 with a mission to build community within the freelance world.
I'm available for assignments, consulting, content and editing work. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.