When You Come Back, I Might Be Dead — 2017

Last week, I returned from a three-week reportage trip to Johannesburg, South Africa. Thanks to my fantastic fixer and confidante Matshidiso "Manika" Mofokeng, I was able to kick ass, take names, and pretty much finish up the South African chapter of my Lesbian Lives Project book series. All that's left for me to do now is to transcribe a ton of interviews and edit five years worth of copy...which I will do with pleasure. Making a book is so much fun! (I'm being serious: There is nothing more satisfying in the world to me than seeing a book slowly come together.)

I’m Taking A Sabbatical!

As announced in my world-shattering, history-changing, long awaited 2016 recap, I'm taking some time off this year to travel, continue work on The Lesbian Lives Project, and reflect on my business strategy (or lack thereof). After hustling as a freelancer for more than ten years with very rare vacations, it's time for me to tip the scale a bit more towards life instead of work. I'll be available for commercial assignments again in the fall. (If you're interested in the concept of sabbaticals and why they're crucial for people working in the creative field, watch Stefan Sagmeister's excellent talk here.)

Roundup And Outlook Into 2017

Here are all the highs and lows of this year, a roundup and an outlook, in consecutive order. First things first: I’ve been swimming my heart out! I’ve really fallen hard for this sport and will continue to swim (almost) every day next year. Thank Goodness the Olympics were on in August and I could additionally geek out and stalk the world’s top swimmers during this week of pure bliss and nail-biting TV watching!