I was seven months pregnant with my firstborn and writing a story about T.I. Naturally I went to the club with the rapper to see how he parties. My story went quite well. My feet? Not so much. I wrote this essay for Fit Pregnancy about how partying with T.I. led me to seriously understand that being pregnant didn’t make me invincible.
Writing a cover story for a national magazine is always fun. Here’s my latest on Taraji P. Henson’s run as Cookie on Empire.
I’ve written at least a dozen cover stories for Ebony magazine. My favorite involved persuading Sade to give me this exclusive in this Sade Cover story by Adrienne Samuels Gibbs.
That Pulitzer nomination came courtesy of a Spanish-language piece I co-wrote while at the St. Petersburg Times. (I loved that place!) Following Francisco tells the story of how the people of Ixmiquilpan wound up in Clearwater, Florida. This is a story I happened upon as part of my beat reporting. I followed my curiosity and it took me and another reporter, David Adams, to the mountains and deserts of central Mexico. I even learned a little bit of the hna hnu indigenous language to complete this piece.