2015 Bellevue Literary Review Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction, Honorable Mention – This essay, selected by National Book Critics Circle award winner Anne Fadiman, describes my coming to terms with my CIA dad’s assignment in Greece during the Cold War and was published in the spring 2015 issue.
2009 X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Non Fiction Runner Up, Rosebud Magazine
- Los Angeles Times My Dad the Spy A secret revealed on a Sunday drive.
- Salon Two Closets: My Dad’s Secret and Mine Coming out of the spy family closet was harder than coming out as a lesbian.
- San Francisco Chronicle Bay Swim from Alcatraz tests limits. Is the wetsuit a test? My first experience swimming in San Francisco Bay.
- Greek Reporter CIA Daughter on the Anniversary of the Coup Her Dad Helped My complicated relationship to Greece and my CIA dad.
- Greek Reporter My CIA Dad and the Greek Uprising against the Junta My complicated relationship to Greece and my CIA dad.
- Greek Reporter A Greek Christmas Gift from My CIA Father The night before I travel to Athens for a semester, my father gives me a secret word and tells me not to tell anyone.
- Independent Rape, abduction, murder: The fate of an Indian family who dared to challenge human trafficking Girls and women are sold into slavery, while those who attempt to rescue them risk their own and their families’ lives.
- Ms. magazine Ending the Cold War with My Father The story of how my dad and I reconciled our secrets – his (that he was in the CIA) and mine (that I liked girls).
- Ms. magazine Where Writers Aren’t Free A conversation with Myanmar writers about the election of Aung San Suu Kyi, censorship and change.
- Ms. magazine Bridging Lives and Homelands While Trump talks about closing borders and deporting Muslims, a women’s migrant organization in Greece offers Europe and the world a startling alternative: solidarity.
- Ms. magazine Where Are All the Women in Ai Weiwei’s New Exhibition? A brilliant exhibit but a missed opportunity.
- Ms. magazine Forget the ‘November Man’ – Try ‘Homeland,’ Hunted or ‘Haywire’ Instead You don’t have to be a feminist to not like the ‘November Man’.
- Ms. magazine The Arc of My Mother’s Brow We called ourselves the Dead Mother’s Support Group, or DMSG for short.
- Ms. magazine A Girl’s Guide to the Chilean Revolution What price do the families of revolutionaries pay for their loved one’s idealism, and is it worth it?
- Ms. magazine Growing up Queer in San Francisco – Easy, Right? Native San Franciscans tell their stories.
- Skirt! magazine Shark Swim Yes, I swim with sharks.
- Fiction Writer’s Review Waiting for Richard Yates A close encounter with a famous novelist in his twilight alters the course of a writer’s life.