From South Seattle Emerald, March 25 2021
In South Seattle Emerald, March 5, 2021.
Throughout 2020 I was a features reporter for Real Change and what a year to be a regulars staff writer! There was Covid, a national racial justice movement, record-breaking wildfires, a historical and high-stakes presidential election, a lot of worry, fear, and yet still hope. It was a huge learning experience, and also a reminder that even journalists are human and that we are expected to report and personally grapple with often stressful news cycles at the same time.
Real Change Seattle’s only remaining weekly paper that is also a source of economic opportunity for vendors who sell the paper. Many of the vendors have been houseless or have experienced other hardships and are paving the way for themselves. Real Change is both a community for them and a published product that they sell for $2 a piece. They keep all the profits! What I loved most about working there along with being able to cover hyper-local stories was the chance to get to know vendors, hear their life stories and learn from their advice and wisdom. If you ever see a Real Change vendor, please consider supporting them!
You can find all the articles I wrote while at the newspaper here. I have highlighted a few of my favorite (and most challenging) pieces below.
“Taking up space, even on the Eastside, even during Covid,”, November 18, 2020
“You never find the same art twice,” October 14, 2020
“Finding mana,” September 9, 2020
“Holding Space”(all about CHOP), June 24, 2020
“Students have had enough” (Seattle students protest police presence in schools), June 10, 2020
“The color and shape of Seattle’s heart” (about the beautiful murals that artists painted around Seattle during the early days of the pandemic), April 29, 2020
April 9th, 2020 in South Seattle Emerald.
April 3rd, 2020 in the South Seattle Emerald.
March 24th, 2020 in the South Seattle Emerald
March 13th, 2020 in The South Seattle Emerald.
March 7, 2020 in The South Seattle Emerald
March 4th, 2020 in The South Seattle Emerald