Writing a book on ladies + bodies, to be published by Beacon Press. Nonfiction/poetry @TheAtlantic @Guardian @Smithsonianmag @PsychToday @RattleMag @BLReview. Co-creator @stopandfrisk project.
My op-ed for The Guardian on how surviving terrorism made me want less revenge, not more.
An essay for The Atlantic about my own experience in medical quarantine — and how we sometimes forget the patient is a person.
Nada Bakos isn’t allowed to share most of what she learned in the CIA. But after nearly 10 years of working with classified intelligence, she can point squarely to one unfortunate lesson: Rape is used globally as a tool of war, and the United States tends to ignore it.
What it's like to go caving among special bacteria that even NASA plans to study.
"The man on the train with the /
casual boner…" A poem of mine in the summer 2015 issue of Rattle.
My poem in the Spring 2015 issue of the Bellevue Literary Review.
Iceland’s landscapes can look post-apocalyptic: endless black volcanic sand, nothing else visible for miles but tall power lines. There are spots with lunar-like craters—then, suddenly, a wild covering of bright-green moss.
Why the Greek monster stares out from an ancient cistern in Istanbul
A rescue of sorts. A swooping in, a saving.
But that doesn’t mean it’s appropriate to frame the whole story that way.
Tulips can clone themselves. What have you done today?
Umami-rich foods by any name have always tasted savory. Here, the neuroscience that makes our tongues love pizza, miso — even human breastmilk.
Humans can identify and remember 10,000 different smells. Why not be led by your nose?
With nothing but tufts of sagebrush lining the road, it could be a normal drive through southwest Idaho. But as the car continues along the narrow strip, it enters a 900-square-mile federal testing site called the Idaho National Laboratory.