How to use this page
I've long been convinced that an ordered list of publications is not the best way to present a publication history. This page is an experiment in changing that format.
Below, you'll see the excerpts from a small collection of featured projects. These aren't ordered by date or by publication, but are selected because they are projects of which I am proud, and they demonstrate the areas of my interest and expertise.
If you are looking for a specific publication, my clippings can be found at the bottom of the page. Click the outlet title to expand the sections.
For my non-writing work history (for example, sports and human rights advocacy, and corporate communications), please visit my LinkedIn page.
Mexico City is one of my favourite places in the world, and I was so excited to place a travel feature with America's best-selling lesbian magazine, Curve. Writing this one felt like telling my best friend about an incredible vacation, and the research wasn't a chore either. Read more.
Directly before the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, I wrote a feature story that ran on Sports Illustrated. The result of research and interviews with past professional players, the piece looked at the reality for female footballers in the "country of football." It was written for the Far Post series, a partnership between Sports Illustrated and Roads & Kingdoms. Read it online.
Although this was just a simple news piece, I had the good fortune to receive positive feedback from MacKinnon after it was published. It's always a trick to try and capture the spirit of your interview subjects, and I was pleased that he felt I had. Read more.
Written for Pride Life Magazine, this travel feature details how to seek out LGBT life in the Russian capital. A challenging piece to write, and an important one. Read it here.
In general, I'm past the point in my life where I want to educate people about the basics---language and identity, for example---but it was clear from some things that had slipped past editorial that a primer was needed. It was extra gratifying to have the piece selected as a "best of" for the year. Read it online.
My essay, "Requiem," was included in A Family By Any Other Name, an anthology about queer relationships. Released in 2014 by TouchWood Editions, this book was well-received by audiences and critics but the blessing of my mother meant the most. This essay is about her. Read more.
List by publication
Outlets are ordered in descending order by date published, more or less.
Fighting for the women's game (2014)
Produced for the Far Post series, a partnership between Sports Illustrated and Roads & Kingdoms.
Contributoria is an "independent journalism network," a platform that enables journalists and writers to collaborate on all aspects of the writing process, including commissioning, editing and publication.
Diosas Olímpicas is a Mexican site that covers women's sports. The editor translated my piece on Mexican female footballers, originally published on Contributoria, into Spanish and published it for a Mexican audience.
My story, "Requiem," was included in this 2014 anthology about queer families, published by TouchWood Editions.
A Family By Any Other Name (2014)
DailyXtra is Canada's national gay and lesbian newspaper.
Canadians make a strong showing at Gay Games 9 (2014)
Trans man MacKinnon lifts his way to victory (2014)
Gay Games 9 set to open Aug 9 in Cleveland (2014)
Plan your pilgrimage to Mexico City for Pride celebrations (2014)
Seven queer multisport gatherings in 2014 (2014)
Muskoka Lakes in winter (2014)
Mexico City 101 (2013)
Bears, betrothals and pure Alberta beef in the Canadian Rockies (2013)
Coming out 'naturally at Jasper Pride (2013)
Tackling homophobia in sport (2012)
Puerto Vallarta's gay community centre (2011)
Queer soccer leagues work with City to improve public pitch (2011)
Homophobia and professional sports (2011)
The New Civil Rights Movement is a GLAAD award-winning site featuring LGBT news and politics from the United States and internationally.
1QE4ME: The Future of International LGBT Sports? (2014)
Megan Rapinoe One Of 18 New Players To Join Athlete Ally In Fight Against Homophobia (2013)
How To Survive A Plague’ Filmmaker Joins Uganda Activists For New Project (2013)
Football v. Homophobia Calls On South Africa To Recognize Homophobic Rape As A Hate Crime (2013)
How Super Bowl XLVII Turned Into A Contest Over Gay Rights (2013)
Teen Footballer And LGBT Activist Stabbed To Death For Being Lesbian (2012)
You’ve Probably Never Even Heard Of The Homeless World Cup — Here’s Why You Should (2012)
Are The Sports World's Anti-Homophobia Campaigns Eradicating Homophobia In Sports? (2012)
8 Days Left to Make A 10-Year Project A Reality (2012)
Out and Proud Olympians Add Gold Medal as the US Beats Japan in Soccer (2012)
2012 Olympics: Who Are The LGBT Athletes? Day Eighteen--Hope Powell (2012)
2012 Olympics: Who Are The LGBT Athletes? Day Thirteen--Hedvig Lindahl (2012)
2012 Olympics: Who Are The LGBT Athletes? Day Four--Jessica Landström (2012)
2012 Olympics: Who Are The LGBT Athletes? Day Two--Megan Rapinoe (2012)
Transgender Soccer Player Leads American Samoa Team to First-Ever Win (2011)
Pro soccer player David Testo: 'I'm gay. It's just part of who I am.' (2011)
FIFA: Activists to Converge in Frankfurt on 'Day Against Discrimination' (2011)
LGBT Sports: Women's Football Deserves Better (2011)
Will the UN's Historic LGBT Human Rights Resolution Reduce 'Corrective' Rape? (2011)
Where Are All The Gay Professional Players?(2011)
Diva Magazine is a leading lesbian glossy from the U.K.
Best Places to Party on Spring Break (2014)
My piece on Puerto Vallarta, from the anthology, "101 places to get f*cked up before you die (St. Martin's Press, 2014) was included.
This collection was put together by the editors at Matador Network and published by St. Martin's Press.
Mexico City, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Travel+Escape is Canada's national travel channel. In late 2014, the brand discontinued its travel editorial arm and took down all content. Contact me directly if you want to see any of these pieces.
5 International LGBT Sporting Events in 2014 (2014)
From Ontario to Ohio: How to Take Your Own 'A Christmas Story' Tour (2013)
Best stargazing spot in the world (2013)
Edmonton's best exhibits: From indigenous to IMAX (2013)
Taquerías and Beyond in Mexico City’s Colonia Roma (2013)
LGBT Traveller's Guide to Manchester (2013)
Edmonton's Top Summer Festivals (2013)
How to Detox on the Alberta Yellowhead (2013)
Riding the Acadian Coastal Drive (2013)
3 LGBT-Friendly Areas in Toronto Outside 'The Gaybourhood' (2013)
5 Maple Syrup Festivals in Ontario (2013)
Tacos 201: Tacos for adventurous eaters (2013)
Exploring Southwest Ontario’s Barn Quilt Trails (2013)
Tacos 101: 5 Choices for Picky Eaters (2013)
Carnival for LGBT Revellers (and their friends) (2013)
7 LGBT Film Festivals to Help You Celebrate Oscar Month (2013)
How to get to Yelapa (and why you'd want to) (2013)
Off-Season LGBT Pride Events (2013)
5 International LGBT Sporting Events in 2013 (2013)
This is a series created by THE MEXICO REPORT to highlight the community work of people living and working in Mexico.
Mayra Vazquez (2013)
Curve is the best-selling lesbian magazine in the United States.
"A feminist response to pop culture."
How to cross the US-Canada border with the least hassle (2012)
From tobacco to tchat: What people chew around the world (2012)
10 places to swim with whale sharks [PICs] (2102)
Humans of New York fundraises for hurricane relief (2102)
Tidal bore on the Peticodiac River, New Brunswick (2102)
What it’s like to travel when 'M' and 'F' don’t cut it (2102)
40 travel accessories that will prepare you for anything (2102)
10 places you can buy your dream property for under $130k (2102)
Get your eat on in New Brunswick (2102)
Guide to New Brunswick wineries (2102)
Road tripping the Acadian Coastal Drive in New Brunswick (2102)
How to eat a lobster in New Brunswick, Canada (2102)
A rough guide to the language of Pride" **Selected as one of Matador's best of 2012 (2102)
Canadian flight regulation bans transgender passengers (2102)
5 weeks in Turkey [PICS] (2011)
How to: Survive your tour group (2011)
Female athletes in Vancouver's Outgames (2011)
In Turkey I became a traveling dervish (2011)
Ballooning over Cappadocia, Turkey (2011)
What's in your backpack, Keph Senett, Traveler-in-residence? (2011)
Where do transgender athletes fit into sports? (2011)
Sex, salaries, and soccer: The significance of Hope Solo" **Also featured as a BlogHer Spotlight piece. (2011)
Day Trip Guide: Banderas Bay, Mexico (2011)
4 classic travel books about outer space (2011)
Quick-bite travel guides and listicles.
7 Best Places for Storm Chasing (2012)
8 Incredible Displays of Stained Glass (2012)
8 Deadliest Islands (2012)
10 Insanely Scary Bridges (2012)
All Locked Up: 9 Great Walled Cities (2012)
9 Subterranean Wonderlands (2012)
12 Best Places Viewed From Above (2011)
Alumni Matters is York University's alumni magazine.
An industry magazine aimed at spa professionals.
PV Pulse is an online community, news, and events media outlet in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I was a staff writer and senior editor there in 2010 and 2011, covering stories on immigration, the drug wars, environmental issues, and culture, as well as community news and events. View a list of my stories for this publication.
New Gun Regulation Seeks to Stem Flow of Semi-Automatic Rifles to Cartels, NRA Vows to Appeal Policy (2011)
How the New Immigration Law Affects Mexico's Expats (2011)
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Comes Out As An Undocumented Immigrant (2011)
Peace Caravan Departs Mexico City (2011)
Mexican Communications and Transport Ministry Denies Telmex Bid to Enter Television Market (2011)
Ecuadorians Win Judgement Against Chevron in Amazon Case, Company Refuses to Pay (2011)
Mexico's Senate Votes on Electoral Reform (2011)
Bolivia Set to Pass Historic 'Law of Mother Earth' Which Will Grant Nature Equal Rights to Humans (2011)
Local Scientist Develops New Perspective on Whale Watching (2011)
Black History Month the Perfect Time to Rediscover Jarocho Music (2011)
Nine Men Found in Sonoran Desert After Attempted Border Crossing (2011)
Bird Men of the Malecón (2011)
Mexican Government Buys Corn Futures to Ensure Stability (2010)
Red Card Homophobia is a blog dealing with the issue of homophobia in soccer/football.
My piece about caving in Croatia was selected as a runner-up in the 2011 Leap Local Travel Writing Contest.
Dirty Shoes (2011)
My piece on homophobic rape, gender, and football was the cover story for this Austrian feminist magazine.
"Squish, squash, kill that roach" in The Bust DIY Guide to Life: Making Your Way Through Every Day (Bust Magazine) (2011)
LIV was a lifestyle magazine produced by Volvo Cars of Canada.
No OAR-dinary ocean cruise (2008)
A magazine "for women with something to get off their chest."
Squish, squash, kill that roach (2007)