Published Works

This is a selection of the stories I’m most proud of.

Why You Gravitate to Puzzles When You’re Depressed

Puzzle games keep our minds occupied, even in our darkest moments. Here’s why they make you feel better, more capable, and more optimistic about life.

Just Dance 2022 Review

Just Dance 2022 is a nostalgic throwback to previous games, but that's not a bad thing

Scary Video Games Help Me Cope With My Fears About Reality (WIRED)

From jump scares to terrifying monsters, games like Amnesia and Little Nightmares prepare me to handle a world filled with anxiety triggers.

Every Pride, I choose invisibility (Medium / Self Published)

For me and my bisexual friends, Pride Month is an extremely isolating time where we’re reminded how much we don’t fit.

Farewell New Zealand, you have changed me forever (Stuff)

During my time in New Zealand, I was welcomed into a loving Kiwi family, forged meaningful and lasting friendships, and discovered enchanting secrets of this land.

Te Hononga: Kawakawa's new Hundertwasser-inspired hub is a freedom camper's dream (Stuff)

Te Hononga Hundertwasser Memorial Park is a new, state-of-the-art facility that provides freedom campers with everything they need to do it right – and a great reason to visit the charming, quirky town of Kawakawa.

We know we're privileged to be here, but we're also all you've got right now (Stuff)

When New Zealand Tourism Minister Stuart Nash made derisive comments about the low value of backpackers, I reflected on how transient travelers contributed to the country’s pandemic economy.

Van Life Series (Insider)

I wrote a series of personal essays and reflections on van life while traveling around New Zealand and living in my campervan.

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