I am an award-winning freelance journalist, best-selling author, and podcast host interested in the relationship between altered states and health and wellness.
I am currently a contributing writer at DailyOM, Forbes and Healing Maps, as well as the co-founder and editor-in-chief at Inside the Jar, an independent publication focused on drug culture in Canada and the United States. My first book, The Little Book of Cannabis: How Marijuana Can Improve Your Life, was published by Greystone Books in 2018 on the same day cannabis was legalized in Canada. In 2019, the Canadian bestseller was named the #1-selling non-fiction cannabis book in the country.
In my second book, Psyched: 7 Cutting-Edge Psychedelics Changing The World (2022), I break down the history, science, and cultural and medical uses of seven different psychedelic drugs and plant medicines, contextualized with case studies and interviews with scientists, doctors, therapists, advocates, ethnobotanists and practitioners. I’m also the host of the podcast Ibogaine Uncovered.
My byline has appeared in The New York Times, Lucid News, Vice, Leafly, The Dales Report, Calgary Herald, and The Georgia Straight (where I received national and regional awards for my work), among others. In 2022, I received a Cosmic Sister Emerging Voices Award and was awarded Reporter of the Year at the second annual Microdose Awards. More recently I was awarded Psychedelic Journalist of the Year at the 2023 Cannadelic Awards.
I am available for freelance work including news coverage, copywriting, portraiture, documentary projects, multimedia, and more. Pitch me today!