Whew! It’s been a minute. I fell out of the habit of blogging, due to some life shakeups. Most of these were all positive, especially as they included moving to Seattle (so excited to be here, y’all!) and then getting married in my living room a week later (yeah, that happened 💚 ). Still, I haven’t blogged in forever, and I want to get back into the routine of it. I’ll admit, blogging is kind of weird for me, still. It feels like keeping redacted journal entries: you want to share things, but you don’t want to share too much.
In any case, I hit the ground running, when I got here, which was a great feeling. I immediately started writing and photographing for a few papers, and plan to reach out to more editors in the very near future. Coming from Massachusetts, where, in my experience, the news market was very difficult to break into as a freelancer, Seattle is a breath of fresh (if wet) air. I am floored by and grateful for the reception I have gotten from editors, and their desire to give me work. Having my work actually wanted is such a new and wonderful feeling. I hope I never get used to it, but, regardless, I will always remain grateful.
Yesterday, I photographed the Refugee Women’s Alliance’s Raise the Roof event, which formally celebrated the addition to its main building on MLK Way here in Seattle, for the South Seattle Emerald (which you should totally check out, by the way, because the SSE is a wonderful pub). I ended up sending over 24 – yeah, 24! – photos to the Emerald, along with the story I wrote. I wasn’t expecting to get so many great photos, but I am really, really happy I did! They are what inspired me to finally make another blog post, and MAKE myself get back on the blogging wagon. Most of the images from yesterday’s event are below. Stay tuned for new posts with new photos in the very near future!