I’m a Canadian magazine journalist and fiction writer who lives in Winnipeg. I was born in Saskatchewan, grew up in Burkina Faso, and moved back to Canada when I was nineteen. In Winnipeg, I earned a journalism degree and worked as a newspaper reporter for a few years before moving to Vancouver to complete an MFA in creative writing at the University of British Columbia.
I’ve written personal essays and long-form journalism on religion, activism, climate change, parenting, and Burkina Faso for publications including The Globe & Mail, The Walrus, Broadview, Utne Reader, Hazlitt, Eighteen Bridges, Quill & Quire, The Vancouver Sun, The Ottawa Citizen, and Geez.
Two personal essays, “What the Hell?” and “The Way We Give,” were shortlisted for National Magazine Awards. I received a Canada Council grant to report this story about a figure who has always fascinated me, and an Amnesty International Media Award for reporting on rising seas in Bangladesh. This piece about my friend Erick and a secret war of vengeance in the Democratic Republic of Congo received the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Award.
I’ve published fiction in Prairie Fire, The New Quarterly, and Rhubarb. My most recent short story appeared in The Walrus.