Science isn't simply the presentation of verifiable evidence, but a process of rational thought and questioning used to derive significance from large amounts of information. The internet has given more people access to more data than at any other time in our history, yet it is increasingly difficult to discriminate facts from ‘alternative’ facts, in part because scientific thinking has become a partisan issue. In this post-truth era, public opinion is shaped more by emotional appeals than by evidence, making it even more critical that scientists engage a broader audience with their theories, outcomes, and perspectives.
Through my writing, I'm exploring how literary forms like fiction and personal essay can be used to communicate scientific ideas and promote critical thought on contemporary issues.
"Love for Love's Sake," forthcoming in NOON Annual, March 2018
"Exorcism," in Monkeybicycle, April 2015
"Christmas Cake," featured in Christmas Crackers by Tiny Owl Press, December 2014
"Symphonic," featured on pillows by Tiny Owl Press, September 2014
"Pluripotent," forthcoming in Creative Nonfiction (the Adaptation issue), July 2017
Untitled Tiny Truth, in Creative Nonfiction, Winter 2015
"The Burning Truth," in Peppermint Magazine, Spring 2013
"Birthday Cake," forthcoming in Literary Mama, March 2018