No USA, You Can’t Claim Monica Puig’s Puerto Rico Gold Win as Your Own: Personal essay on my thoughts about Puig’s historic tennis gold win for Puerto Rico in the Olympics and the toxic language of how “USA should claim/count” the win as their own.
WLRN 91.3 FM
Speakfridays Ten-year anniversary coverage: Multimedia coverage of a cultural open-mic venue located in Wynwood, that celebrated its ten-year anniversary. I spent all Memorial Day weekend conducting interviews, filming video footage, taking photos and editing the sound bites along with the script, online article and accompanying video.
South Florida Gay News
Being LGBT in the South Florida Fighting Game Community: Community profile piece on two local and prominent eSports players (Super Smash Bros., Street Fighter,etc.) who are LGBT and their goals of keeping their high-ranks while the FGC scene embraces LGBT diversity of its players.
Cheers Luv! The Cavalry’s Queer: Overwatch’s LGBT themes influence the fandom and its story: Editorial feature on the phenomenon of same-sex shipping and LGBT elements regarding Blizzard’s latest award-winning game “Overwatch” within the fandom and its creators.
OUTCon Miami is bringing Florida’s first LGBT anime convention: Hybrid profile and feature preview with the organizer of OUTCon Miami and how his experiences in the community inspired him to create Florida’s first LGBT-oriented anime and fandom convention.
SFGN’s Best of 2015 Special Issue: Annual special issue highlighting the reader’s choice of winners for LGBT-based businesses, events, and more. I covered four winners in the following categories: Best Pizza (Miami-Dade County), Best Shopping Destination, Best Movie Theater, and Best Coffee Shop (Broward County).
J-WORLD Tokyo Indoor Theme Park: Travel feature based on my experience attending a new indoor theme park of Shonen JUMP characters.
Legend Studio reveals Sailor Moon S figure preview: Article announces new and upcoming Sailor Moon figure with photos from Legend Studios.
Portraits of Chibi Pirates: One Piece figures up for pre-order: Quick pre-order feature on new figure sets from popular anime “One Piece,” complete with various affiliated links for said pre-order.
Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: MegaHouse Tsukino Usagi schoolgirl uniform: Breaking news brief on new Sailor Moon figures from coveted toy/figurine convention in Japan. Managing editor provided the photos and information prior to publishing.
Japan profile—Study Abroad special issue (2014): Original feature print story written and published on Sept. 2014. Interviewed study abroad students who attended FAU’s summer program at Fukuoka, Japan. Also wrote a travel guide and history of Japan.
Breaking Neutral Ground (2015): Original hard news print story written and published on Jan. 2015. Story criticizes university’s administration for lack of convenient maps and information of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus.
Late Withdrawal Policy (2015): Online news update from second faculty senate meeting held in spring 2015 semester. Covered the meeting, asked questions during open forum segment, took my own photos and wrote the captions.
Owl Radio News Episode 3 (2015): Live radio broadcast for one-hour news segment coordinated by Owl Radio’s station manager. Discussed follow up on gender-neutral restroom discrimination story, segment starts at 5:30 minute marker.