I conducted a series of interviews with the Somali Bantu refugee in Pittsburgh for Public Source. This is the first installment, the story of Fatuma Muya and Dadiri Malambo.
School segregation isn't legal anymore, but in many cities it is still the status quo. Read more about school segregation here for Romper.
I had the pleasure to interview the parents and midwife present at the birth of baby Johnathon. The photos of his birth, which included mom Steph's own father, rocked the birthing world. You can find the full piece here for Romper. Photo courtesy of midwife Lindsey Meehleis.
The royal wedding had a huge impact on my four-year-old daughter, which I wrote about here for Romper.
This piece for Romper is not so much about the merits or downfalls of screen time, but more about parenting the way that is best for each of us, without any guilt.
This reported piece was interesting for me to write, as my family approached child sleep from a more traditional perspective. Read about what I learned here. Photo courtesy of Samantha Booth.
My contribution to the Mom Jeans series for Romper can be found here. While many women wrote about postpartum clothing, I focused on my favorite sweater through our early days with our children when they were placed with us for adoption.
This piece for Romper focuses on typical adoption tropes in the entertainment industry, and how recent shows like NBC's This is Us are challenging those. Please give it a read here.
In this mixed media piece I completed with visual expert Ryan Loew, I highlight how myself and three other white women were targeted by a local white supremacist for our multiracial families, or support of people of color. The key in this series here is not to show the victimization of white women, but to... Continue Reading →