Can pistachios help you sleep?
Melatonin has many health benefits, but when a reader suggested pistachios as a dietary source I had to learn more. A Substack comment led to a research project, culminating in this fun blog post.
How farmers in Zanzibar are tackling climate change from the ground up
How are farmers on a small island off the coast of Tanzania adapting to climate change, restoring the local ecosystem, and protecting their livelihoods? It all starts with a spice forest, as I explain in this episode of IISD’s Down to Earth podcast.
Presenting complex information in accessible formats
I wrote and designed easy-to-read infographics like this one to help non-technical audiences quickly and easily understand otherwise complicated material.
Beating plastic pollution before it beats us
To mark World Environment Day 2018, which focused on reducing the heavy burden plastic pollution places on nature, wildlife, and human health, I wrote this blog for IISD explaining in plain language four ways we can all make a difference.
Why gender data matters
In this opinion piece released on International Day of the Girl 2016, I argued that more needs to be done to make all girls visible, including gathering meaningful data about their lives. The article supported the launch of Counting the Invisible – a report I wrote and edited for Plan International that makes the case for improved data on the barriers facing girls and women to achieve true equality.
Tanzania’s alternative to the Serengeti
This feature story for BBC Travel explores Mikumi National Park, an easily accessible and often overlooked safari option close to Dar es Salaam.
UNICEF teacher’s guide to children’s rights
This 30-page teacher’s guide to help children know their rights was among the many documents I copy-edited while working as a freelance writer and editor.