Bad Shoes, Good Friends

Published in the March 2017 issue of La Concha (distributed by The American Pilgrims Association).

In the summer of 2016, I walked 900 miles along El Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage route across France and Spain. My lack of experience led to me purchasing the wrong pair of shoes, which in turn led to terrible blisters and infections in my feet. It was only thanks to the kindness of a stranger that I was able to realize the danger I was in and get to a hospital in time to save my toes from amputation.

Erosion

Published in the spring 2017 issue of Lilith Magazine.

Erosion is a personal essay revolving around my experience working at a Holocaust Education Centre in the summer of 2015. It was my job to listen to and summarize hundreds of hours of recorded witness testimony; to find each story’s unique qualities and identify them for possible exhibitions. The job required me to get emotionally involved with every testimony, often listening to each one several times.