Road to Recovery Requires Time, Patience, Willingness to Share Your Story

Last winter, I heard from a volunteer at Germaine Lawrence, the all-girls residential facility where I was treated for anorexia from September 1999 to January 2000. The volunteer, named Andy, wanted to see if he could interview me for a video project he was putting together for Germaine Lawrence’s 30th anniversary gala. Of course IContinue reading “Road to Recovery Requires Time, Patience, Willingness to Share Your Story”

How Personal Writing Makes Us Better Journalists

I wrote a centerpiece for Poynter Online today about journalists who have found that personal writing makes them better reporters — by teaching them to look for greater details in their stories, making them more sensitive to the people they interview and by helping them develop a deeper appreciation for the work they do. I’veContinue reading “How Personal Writing Makes Us Better Journalists”