Journalism Clips

I report, opinionate, and ruminate on all things especially LA-wise and through the intersections of being both queer and Asian American. Feel free to peruse some of the work.


‘Minding my people’s business’: An acclaimed Sudanese American poet makes a home in L.A.
The Los Angeles Times – July 20, 2022

L.A. Pride’s hottest new club is a queer open-mic night
The Los Angeles Times – June 20, 2022

I found comfort in my body in a place I didn’t expect: The boxing gym
The Washington Post – June 6, 2022

Jett Kwong, ‘Jasmine’
National Public Radio – June 2, 2022

Bohan Phoenix, ‘New York Made Me’
National Public Radio – May 9, 2022

‘Bitterness is death’: Billy Porter makes an impression at the Festival of Books
The Los Angeles Times – April 25, 2022

Watch poet Amanda Gorman’s first public performance since the inauguration
The Los Angeles Times – April 24, 2022

The Black performance poetry impresarios of Long Beach
The Los Angeles Times – April 14, 2022

Four poets share a book launch, some pie and meditations on L.A.
The Los Angeles Times – April 14, 2022

Priya Ragu, ‘Illuminous’
National Public Radio – March 17, 2022

Polartropica, ‘GIVE THEM HELL (Serial Killer Slayer)’
National Public Radio – February 2, 2022

Raveena, ‘Rush’
National Public Radio – January 27, 2022


Here’s what bell hooks’ friends and colleagues want you to remember about her
National Public Radio – December 29, 2021

Harry Styles isn’t the leader of a fashion revolution, but neither is Billy Porter
National Public Radio – October 20, 2021

Not WeHo, but East L.A.: A new ‘Queer Mercado’ creates an inclusive, safe space, for LGBTQ-owned small businesses in the barrio
L.A. Taco – September 20, 2021

New to poetry? These poets will help you get started
The Los Angeles Times – September 9, 2021

After COVID lockdowns, an essential L.A. community reemerges: the poets
The Los Angeles Times – September 8, 2021

Fear mongering around sports conceals discrimination against the trans community
The Los Angeles Times – August 3, 2021

Sha’Carri Richardson shouldn’t have to apologize for being human
The Los Angeles Times – July 6, 2021

Asians in Arcadia against homeless people? It’s complicated
The Los Angeles Times – July 1, 2021

Expanding college access in California means prioritizing its most vulnerable students
The Los Angeles Times – June 25, 2021

Removing Metro fares will make public transit accessible, but it won’t fix bad service
The Los Angeles Times – June 14, 2021

Kelly Marie Tran: An Inclusive Hollywood
22 West Media – June 2021

First-generation experiences and familial relationships: Q&A with Sheila Sadr on debut poetry book “Birthday Girl”
The Daily Forty-Niner – February 19, 2021


Prison Education Program empowers education within the incarceration system
The Daily Forty-Niner – December 4, 2020

Meet the CSULB recipients of the Sally Cassanova Pre-doctoral Scholars Program
The Daily Forty-Niner – October 19, 2020