Feature stories and radio pieces.
Girlhood around the world: A series about the lives of teenage girls (The Washington Post / The Lily)
This is a ten-part series I wrote for The Washington Post’s The Lily and Lily Lines newsletter about girlhood around the world. I’m currently writing a book, based on this series, documenting the lives of teenage girls around the world for Algonquin Young Readers.
Full Series | Afghanistan | Nigeria | United States | Brazil | Refugee camp in Jordan | Sweden | Philippines | India | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Cambodia
Inside a training camp for migrant workers in Sri Lanka (BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service)
Electronic surveillance under Presidents Bush and Obama (The Washington Post)
This story was part of the package of stories that was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
Some projects I have conceived, edited and produced.
A portrait of motherhood around the world (CNN)
I conceived, edited and produced this project, where I sent disposable cameras to women around the world to capture their lives.
Love story: Voicemails about love and life across the world: (CNN)
This project won an EPPY award for best social media/crowdsourcing.
Not my Mother's World: How the world of women in the workplace has changed (The Washington Post)
I conceived, commissioned, reported part of and edited this series of interviews of women -- including Valerie Jarrett and Cathy Lanier -- about how the opportunities within the workplace have changed for women across generations.
This Year I Learned (The Washington Post)
We asked people to leave us voicemail stories about the biggest lessons they’ve learned, the biggest fears they’ve conquered, the biggest plans they’ve hatched and more. The resulting project became a Tumblr sensation and an empathetic community.
On camera, on air
An interview with Ibtihaj Muhammad (CNN) - The award-winning Olympian who made history as the first US Olympian to compete and win a medal in a hijab.
Voicemails from America (CNN) - Discussing my reporting about how American voters were feeling in the aftermath of Election Day.
Interview with American jumper Will Claye and Queen Harrison at the Olympics (CNN)
Interview with Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards Ross (CNN)
Interview with CNN international correspondent about Ryan Lochte at the Rio Olympics (CNN)
Interview with US Olympic women's rowing squad (CNN)