I’m a Canadian magazine journalist and fiction writer currently at work on a book of personal journalism for House of Anansi Press on religion, spirituality, and the climate crisis.
I live in Winnipeg, grew up in Burkina Faso, and completed 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 that include The Globe & Mail, The Walrus, Broadview, Utne Reader, Hazlitt, Eighteen Bridges, Quill & Quire, The Vancouver Sun, The Ottawa Citizen, and Geez.
Two of my essays, “What the Hell?” and “The Way We Give,” were shortlisted for National Magazine Awards in the category of personal journalism. I received a Canada Council grant to report this story about a revolutionary who has long inspired me, and I received an Amnesty International Media Award for this article on rising seas in Bangladesh. This essay 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.