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“Columbia police crack down on fake IDs”

An investigative news report about the Columbia Police Department’s experience dealing with an increase in the use of fake identification cards at downtown businesses.



A sentimental analysis of my mother’s eight-year battle with ovarian cancer, and the personal and social ways in which female cancers often shatter a woman’s identity.


“Bumping into them slowly”

A short piece about the vital need to address institutional racism at the University of Missouri. *Published in the Atlantic, November 2015.