I'm a freelance writer based in Dakar, Senegal. I've written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Slate, Foreign Policy, The American Prospect, Marie Claire, The Atlantic, National Geographic News, The Daily Beast, Al Jazeera America, Scientific American, Pacific Standard, Playboy, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. My work has been discussed by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New Republic, New York Magazine, Playboy, Vogue, Paris Review, New Statesman, Al Jazeera English, BBC World Service, Jezebel, The Toast, Longreads, Quartz, LitHub, New York Daily News, Huffington Post Live, Vox, Vice, The Week, Telemundo and more.
As a foreign correspondent, I've reported from Somalia, Kazakhstan, Niger, the Philippines, Burundi, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Madagascar, and Cuba. My photography has been published by The Washington Post, Marie Claire, and Foreign Policy. (Marion Ettlinger took the portrait on my homepage.)
My first book, SEX WITH SHAKESPEARE, was released by HarperCollins/William Morrow in April 2016. Buy it at this link!