My name is
I’m a freelance writer and journalist. I’m a creator with a passion for human stories. For the last four years, I’ve written stories for different publications including Desert Companion magazine, MIX247EDM, Vamonde Travel, and Off The Strip. I’ve even spent time filling up note pads for Nevada’s largest news publication, Las Vegas Review-Journal. Throughout my time as a freelance writer and reporter, I’ve written stories on environmental issues, racial disparities, travel, food, art, music and entertainment.
When I’m not writing or reporting, I’m looking for my next favorite coffee shop, eating tacos, exploring different hikes and salsa dancing.
The Deep Take Project
The Deep Take Project is a multimedia platform filled with interviews, stories, and podcast episodes. At the heart of this project is meaningful dialogue made to heal those watching, reading, and listening. Above everything, it’s a community. A safe space. A place to connect. If you’ve found The Deep Take, thank you for joining me. I’m excited that you’re here. Thank YOU for healing with me.
A loss that lingers
Inside a small funeral chapel in Long Beach, California, Sheila Hoonsan’s mom lay in an open casket. But she was unrecognizable. Her face and chest were swollen after weeks in an intensive care unit with COVID-19. Her hands, which Hoonsan never got to hold before she died, were bloated and pale…