Where the Light is Different: A Duet on Girlhood (with Melissa Chadburn) - New York Review of Books, Sept 2019

Black Farmers Are Reclaiming Family Land in the South (part 2) - Equal Voice News, July 2019

How a Black Farming Community Found Justice (part 1) - Equal Voice News, July 2019 (reprinted in YES! Magazine)

On Heat: The Ritual of Surrendering to Summer - Borderlore, June 2019

To All Parents Who Can Picture Themselves in Valeria and Her Dad - The Guardian, June 2019

Radio Silence: How the Disappearance of Rural Stations Takes America’s Soul With Them - The Guardian, with support from the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, June 2019

The Hardest Part: The Inner Void - MUTHA Magazine, May 2019

If You Should Find Yourself in the Dark - Longreads, May 2019

The Case for Reparations for Black Farmers - TalkPoverty, April 2019

They Used To Hold Hands Through the Wall. Now, There’s Razor Wire. - TalkPoverty, February 2019

Farming’s Next Generation Has Nowhere to Grow - TalkPoverty, February 2019

The Shutdown is Holding Back Farmers From Spring Planting - TalkPoverty, January 2019

We Already Have a Border Wall. It’s An Environmental Disaster. - TalkPoverty, January 2019


30 Million Homes Are Unsafe to Live In. This Arizona Organization Has a Model For Fixing Them. - TalkPoverty, December, 2018

Arizona’s Wild Horse Paradox - High Country News, December 2018

Low-Income People Pay When Government Tech Contracts Sour - TalkPoverty, November 2018

Inside the Great Electromagnetic Resistance - Narratively, November 2018

‘It’s Not Fair, Not Right’: How America Treats Its Black Farmers - The Guardian (supported by EHRP), October 2018

My Children Were Denied Passports Because They Were Delivered By a Midwife - New York Times, September 2018

Arizona Had a Plan to Make the Wealthy Pay for Education. The Supreme Court Shut it Down. - TalkPoverty, September 2018

In a Changing Climate, Access to Cooling is a Human Right - TalkPoverty, August 2018

How A Questionable Tech Contract Jeopardized Food Stamps at Farmers’ Markets - TalkPoverty, July 2018

There is No Summer Vacation for Parents in the Gig Economy - TalkPoverty, July 2018

America’s Dairy Farms Are in Crisis and the Farm Bill Won’t Help - TalkPoverty, June 2018

Is help finally at hand for suicide crisis on America’s farms? - The Guardian, May 2018

Deserts: A Guernica Special IssueMay 2018 (guest-editor)

Tens of Thousands Mobilize to Support Arizona Teachers Amid Backlash - TalkPoverty, April 2018

Sending U.S. Troops to the Border Will Cause More Migrant Deaths - TalkPoverty, April 2018

Hospitals Are Leaving Rural America. Rural Americans Are Staying Put. - TalkPoverty, April 2018

How Food Stamps Are Keeping Small Farms in Business - TalkPoverty, March 2018


"If There's No Water, What's the Point?" Female farmers in Arizona (a photo essay) - The Guardian, December 2017

I wrote about farmers' suicides - and the reaction has been overwhelming - The Guardian, with support from the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, December 2017

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers? - The Guardian, with support from the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, December 2017

When a Cactus Blooms (Byrd Baylor profile) - Edible Baja Arizona, July/August 2017

Taste Tucson in a Glass of Whiskey del Bac - Visit Tucson, July 2017

Coping Habits of Certain Ordinary Americans During an Impending (or Maybe Not) Regime Takeover - The Haven, May 2017

The Hunted - Guernica, May 2017

Q & A with Dan Barber - Edible Baja Arizona, May 2017

Book Review: Letters to a Young Farmer - Edible Baja Arizona, May 2017

The Battle in the Bottle - Edible Baja Arizona, May 2017

How ACA Repeal Would Hurt Farmers and Rural Communities - Civil Eats, May 2017

The Currency of Cars: How to Leave a Husband - Longreads, April 2017

Recruiting Women Farmers for the Campaign Trail - Civil Eats, April 2017

Rural Americans Have Less Access to Books. There's a Way to Fix That. - Talk Poverty, April 2017

In Deep Red America, The Rise of Abortion Doulas - Bright Magazine, April 2017

A Seat at the Table - Edible Baja Arizona, March/April 2017

Letter to America - Terrain.org, Feb 2017

The Magical Fruit - Cook's Science, Jan 2017

The Dream Farm Notebook - Edible Baja Arizona, Jan 2017


Kwang An and the History of Teppanyaki in Tucson - Tucson Foodie, Dec 2016

Harvesting Cooperatively - Edible Baja Arizona, Nov/Dec 2016

Making Pickles (A Micro Essay) - Comestible, Fall 2016 (print only)

The Desert Blooms - Rodale's Organic Life, October 2016 (print only)

How Does the World Oyster Champ Train for Competition? - Paste Magazine, September 2016

Farming in the Balance - Edible Baja Arizona, September 2016

Desert Rivers at Work; How The Desert Rivers Program Works - Arizona Land & Water Trust Annual Report, August 2016

Foodie localism loves farming in theory, but not in practice, Aeon, July 2016

How a Former Vegetarian Became a Butcher and Ethical Meat Advocate, Civil Eats, May 2016

The Mule Deer, Vela Magazine, May 2016

Patience & the Aerodynamics of Cats, Mutha Magazine, May 2016

Becoming Janos, Edible Baja Arizona, May 2016

Workwear For Women Who Farm, Civil Eats, May 2016

Sonoran Desert Gastronomy, Edible Santa Fe, Spring 2016 (pg 61)

Entrusting Land- Edible Baja Arizona, March/April 2016

Happy Valentine's Day, Tucson. Now, Let's Explore Couple's Therapy - Tucson Foodie, Feb 2016

Quitting Season: Why Farmers Walk Away From Their Farms - Civil Eats, Feb 2016 


Jessica Jones Roundtable - The Establishment, Dec 2015

Women Competitive Eaters Take Over the Table - The Establishment, Dec 2015

Native Seeds/SEARCH Community Spotlight: 5-Part Series for Edible Baja Arizona, Nov-Dec 2015

Pt 1: Retail Store // Pt 2: Seed Bank // Pt 3: Community Seed Grant // Pt 4: Volunteers // Pt 5: Conservation Farm

A Tale of Two Teas - Tucson Foodie, Oct 2015

The Other Side - The Manifest-Station, Sept 2015

Michelle Lesco Doesn't Do Slow Food - Edible Baja Arizona, Sept/Oct 2015

Quitting Season - Edible Baja Arizona, July/August 2015

How to Not Drive Your Farmer Crazy at the Farmers' Market - Paste Magazine, June 2015

Field of Dreams - Edible Baja Arizona, Jan/Feb 2014



Jackson Digs to the Other Side of the World - Rainbow Rumpus, Sept 2015 (Kids story)

Bretese - The Dictionary Project, February 2014

Precarious Things - Terrain: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments, Fall/Winter 2010