People with disabilities are too often only brought into policy conversations as an afterthought. (In)Accessible is a documentary podcast for Sun Sounds of Arizona and KJZZ that aims to shine a light on accessibility issues in Phoenix, AZ. The show is part of HearArizona, a solutions journalism project that highlights resources listeners can access if they find themselves in similar situations as the podcast’s main characters. I pitched, reported, and produced this podcast, with the first episode releasing in November 2019.
KJZZ’s The Show
KJZZ’s daily two-hour news magazine program features two-way interviews and sound-rich features. Since May 2019, I’ve pitched and booked guests for The Show with a focus on Arizona and Southwest news stories. My go-to topic areas are immigration, community-driven political activism, and the arts. I’m also the lead producer for Sounds of the City, a series of audio postcards featuring strange sounds you might stumble upon while wandering Phoenix, AZ.
We Must Ignite
When you don’t see yourself represented in media, it’s time to create new media. We Must Ignite is a documentary podcast about people from marginalized communities trying to make it in the arts while supporting each other along the way. This show was a collaborative project with three other artists. As the podcast’s producer and audio engineer, I wrote, edited and produced each episode. I also composed the show’s theme song and audio signature. The first two seasons of We Must Ignite ran from June 2018 to July 2019.
The Power of the Makeover Mage
“In some video games, you can choose which character you want to play, and you can customize the look of those characters. For many transgender players, that option played a significant role in their lives...”
Written and reported for the podcast Imaginary Worlds, this 30-minute podcast episode explores how video games can help queer people explore their feelings about gender.