Writing Clips

With interests in so many areas, I’ve covered various topics. Please take a peek at some of my writing.


Sexuality in Conversation: “What Men Might Be Overlooking About the Female Sexual Experience”

“Being Bad Can Be Good” (PDF)
Let go of your guilt—new research reveals the benefits of bothersome behavior
AARP The Magazine

“10 Overhyped Health Products”
These 10 over-the-counter products aren’t always worth your money—and some can cause health problems instead of treating them
USNews.com (also featured by The Huffington Post, Yahoo!, and MSN)

“What Role Do Drugs Play in Determining Longevity?”
Drugs can be lifesavers, but they also have side effects and dangers
USNews.com (also featured in the U.S. News & World Report e-book How to Live to 100

“Go With the Glow” (PDF)
Color from a good diet looks better than a suntan
AARP The Magazine

“6 Surprising Behaviors That Age You”
Want to stay young? How your exercise habits, and even your cooking style, can hurt you
USNews.com (also featured by CBSNews.com)

“5 Mistakes That Put Your Mouth At Risk for Cavities”
Why you should reconsider bottled water, overzealous brushing, and these other harmful habits
USNews.com (also featured by Yahoo!)

“9 Footwear Do’s and Don’ts”
Your shoes may be stylish, but should you be wearing them?
USNews.com (also featured by the news section of Yahoo! Finance)

“Do You Really Have Allergies?”
Maybe, but you could actually have one of these annoying ailments

“6 Symptoms You Shouldn’t Self-Treat”
These issues could signal more serious problems, so call your doctor, stat!

“How Being Polite Can Hurt Your Health”
When it comes to your health, you can be too nice

“5 Healthy Habits to Copy from Your Dog”
Fido does more than drool and shed—your dog can actually be a good health role model
USNews.com (also featured by CBSNews.com)

“Preventing Suicide on College Campuses” (PDF)
Colleges are more prepared than ever to provide assistance to students who are at risk
SAMHSA News (gold award winner at the Magnum Opus Awards)


“Diane von Furstenberg Speaks Up With Vital Voices”
The designer lends support to Vital Voices Global Partnership, empowering women around the world
Capitol File

8 OMG STFU moments as we say goodbye to Olivia Pope, B613 and the end of a ‘Scandal’ full era 
Some of the most legendary moments from the past seven seasons
The Grio

“DC’s Other First Lady: Bellamy Young”
A fictionalized White House is Bellamy Young’s battlefield in the hit show ‘Scandal’
Capitol File 

“Advocate for Immigrants” (PDF)
Salma Hayek Pinault receives honors from the Congressional Caucus Institute and reflects on diversity in DC and beyond
Capitol File

“Ellen DeGeneres Receives Humor Prize at Kennedy Center”
Capitol File captures exclusive quotes from celebrities on the 2012 Mark Twain Prize honoree
Capitol File online

“Julia Louis-Dreyfus Premieres Veep in DC”
The actress tells Capitol File about her season two start and hometown return
Capitol File online

“Q&A: Vivica Fox on Doctor Bello
The actress talks Hollywood, Nollywood, and why her new cross-cultural project Doctor Bello is important
Capitol File online

“A Capitol Chat” (PDF)
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and political strategist Donna Brazile talk friendship and food
Capitol File

“Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball Honors Advocacy”
Capitol File captures quotes from Rosario Dawson, Wayne Brady, and others about the inauguration weekend event
Capitol File online

“White House Down Premieres”
Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, and other stars from the film walked the carpet in  Georgetown.
Capitol File 


“Don’t Post a Photo of Yourself With Strangers’ Children on Your Tinder Profile”
The latest questionable dating-site photo that rivals posing with a tiger or a bathroom selfie? Those seemingly snapped abroad—with other people’s children
The Washington Post 

“Couples Corner: A Lupus Diagnosis Can Bring You Closer”
When attorney and novelist Chloe T. Barlow was diagnosed with lupus, it united her and  her husband—and changed their lives
Lupus Now magazine

“Meet the Real You” (PDF)
You think you know yourself—but your friends may know you even better
AARP The Magazine


“In a New Light” (PDF)
The future of cosmetic procedures is now, and it looks bright. The latest generation of treatments is helping DC men and women look and feel their best
Capitol File

“The Cellulite Fight” (PDF)
Does anything really work?
Philadelphia Style

“Sephora Introduces The Emerald Collection”
Pantone’s color of the year takes center stage
Capitol File online

“Signature Scents” (PDF)
Finding the perfect fragrance starts with knowing your personality
Philadelphia Style


“The Best Gifts for Stylephiles”
Perfect finds for the fashionable men and ladies in your life
Capitol File online

“New Saks Men’s Floor at Tysons Galleria”
Saks Fifth Avenue’s Eric Jennings reveals what you’ll find—and the latest trends  for men
Capitol File online

“Luxe Looks for Inauguration Weekend”
The best in formalwear, warm-yet-stylish accessories, and beyond
Capitol File online

“Spring Fashion Goes Peek-a-Boo”
It’s on trend this season to show a little skin
Capitol File online


“The Grandest Garden” (PDF)
Beyond its province as a beautiful retreat, the U.S. Botanic Garden is taking the lead in preservation efforts by cultivating rare, endangered, and heirloom plants
Capitol File

“The 15 Best Dance Clubs in DC” 
Find the best dance clubs in DC, from super luxe destinations to venues serving a more laid-back crowd

“DC Area Breeds Award-Winning Wines”
Local wineries are thriving. Here’s why
Capitol File 

“Range Restaurant Comes to Chevy Chase”
New eatery from chef Bryan Voltaggio offers variety for visitors to Chevy Chase  Pavilion
Capitol File online

“Aged Rum Abounds in DC Bars”
It can take 20 years to develop the luxurious taste and texture of a well-aged rum. Washington establishments are beginning to set the spirit free
Capitol File


“On a Mission: Angela Rye”
Through her work with the CBC and IMPACT, Angela Rye engages and educates
Capitol File online

“She’s Got Rhythm” (PDF)
A wannabe drummer goes from shy to fly
AARP The Magazine

“The Business of Beauty” (PDF)
For a woman who loved fashion and beauty as a child, Juliana Hendershot has the perfect job

“Youth Group Seeks to Change Paths”
How one organization helps troubled youth become independent adults
The Gazette

“A Business With Heart” (PDF)
As a ward of the New York City foster care system, Dr. Nathaniel Williams’ childhood was full of dreams—and little else. Now he touches the lives of thousands


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