I have included a few published magazine samples of my writing below. I will add many more once I get time to go through my archives, scan, and post other magazine features. Feel free to comment on any content.
Here’s what Dr. Rosamund Harrison, chair of pediatric dentistry at the University of British Columbia, said about my article that featured her in the spring 2009 issue of Impressions magazine (page 14):
“I was delighted with the lovely article that you put together about our MI (motivational interviewing) community projects. The way that you ‘told a story’ and integrated the comments of my colleagues and friends was so well done and readable. My mother started to cry when she read your article!
“I gained a new admiration and respect for writers like you who are so good at journalism. Such a breath of fresh air from the stodgy scientific papers that I read on a daily basis. Thank you for the care and attention that you put into telling this story. It was a pleasure to work with you!”
Dr. Harrison does exciting cutting-edge research and clinical work in low-income and new immigrant communities in Canada that have a high rate of cavities in preschool children. Her compassionate, hands-on work has resulted in huge improvements in dental care in groups ranging from South Asians and Vietnamese in British Columbia to Cree in remote Quebec villages.
In the fall of 2008, I interviewed forensic dentist Dr. David Sweet, who runs B.O.L.D., the world’s leading forensic dentistry lab at the University of British Columbia. Sweet has pioneered many cutting-edge forensic techniques and has appeared on the television show Cold Case Files.
See my Impressions magazine cover story, page 9:
(Impressions won the North-America-wide 2010 Meskin Journalism Award from the American Association of Dental Editors for the best overall excellence in publishing, including editorial content and design, for a dental student publication.)
A coast-to-coast love connects in a B.C. home labyrinthWest coast wedding (Sunshine Coast LIfe magazine)
Equine therapy: humor (Alive magazine) – Can you find a man by getting to know a horse?!
When a son fears that he’ll lose his mom, she reassures him with a lifelong symbol of her love:
Three rings: Real Weddings magazine
Best of both worlds: Allopathic medicine vs. alternative methods (Alive magazine) http://www.alive.com/1331a4a2.php?subject_bread_cramb=240
Body Rolling (Alive magazine)
As part of a trip to central America, I wrote a three-part series for Kinesis, the now-defunct Vancouver women’s publication, on the status of women in post-war Nicaragua:
- “More and more Nicaragua women are organizing”
- “Contradictions persist in Nicaragua’s sexual revolution”
- “Mothers an active, respected force in Nicaraguan society”