I don’t want to be an ambassador. I don’t want to explain to you how it feels to live like this, day in, day out. To have people look at me in confusion. To tell of the physical pain I go through nearly every day that pushes my brain into my skull, the pressure mountingContinue reading

Journalists Are Not Your Friends

I was in a group of journalists when someone asked us what we thought of this statement. Someone jumped in to talk about sharing people’s stories and how print is dead. Absolutely, journalism is about sharing stories. But it’s a ‘nice to have’ factor. Then the group received my rant. It is a journalist’s jobContinue reading “Journalists Are Not Your Friends”

You Don’t Need to be an Extrovert to be a Good Journalist

I have never been an extrovert. For a period I managed to function as an ambivert: able to take on the spotlight in key moments. I played a lead role in the school musical, I was school captain, I entered the marketing profession and became an account manager which required constant interaction with clients. ButContinue reading “You Don’t Need to be an Extrovert to be a Good Journalist”

What is a Journalist?

Recently I was privy to a conversation between some more experienced freelance journalists (more experienced than I am, that is) who were bemoaning the rise of ‘untrained’ writers calling themselves journalists. These writers who were making a living writing for lifestyle publications: travel, parenting, beauty websites and magazines and were daring to call themselves journalists.Continue reading “What is a Journalist?”