for Paste Dear Katie, I am a freelance journalist and recently saw the AP Guidelines changed for how to write about addiction. One of the changes they stress is not calling people addicts. Seeing as your column is called Ask an Addict (and the few sober people I know also refer to themselves as alcoholics […]Read more "Ask an Addict: Did The AP Really Need to Change the Guidelines for the Word “Addict”?"
for The Fix Shortly after noon on Monday, June 19th, my phone started vibrating with text messages. “Did you hear about Carrie Fisher? So sad, right?” I had heard about Carrie Fisher, or so I thought. Certainly, the saddest thing anyone could be referencing was her death following a cardiac arrest on an airplane in […]Read more "Carrie Fisher: Our Stigma Fighting Icon"
for LitHub If I am writing about security in libraries, something is very wrong. I would much rather write about the importance of funding for teen services, why funding based on program attendance decreases the quality of programs offered, and the various ways public libraries, well, make America great. But instead, I’m going to write […]Read more "LIBRARIANS IN THE 21ST CENTURY: WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT LIBRARY SECURITY"
for Paste Magazine Addiction is an issue that impacts almost everyone in some way. I’ve been in recovery from alcoholism/addiction since January 2008. During that time, I’ve gone through ups and downs but have fortunately managed to stay sober. I’ll be answering a reader-submitted question about recovery every other week (information on how to submit […]Read more "Ask an Addict: Do People Become Addicted to Addiction Recovery Groups?"