My Mental Health Journey on Reddit

I posted a dataviz of my mental health journey between 2018–2021 on Reddit. It made the front page and became an informal AMA with about 500 comments. I hope it helped at least one person who saw it.

Click here to view It Got Better: My Mood from May 2018 to December 2021 on Reddit.


Writing a “Good Article” on My Neighborhood

My writing goal for 2021 was to improve the quality of my neighborhood’s Wikipedia page. I started with a stub and made a research project out of it. After a few months of writing and revising, I submitted the article for Good Article status. It passed the peer review process and was approved! The article was the first about about a Baltimore neighborhood to receive the Good Article designation.

View the article at Hamilton Hills, Baltimore on Wikipedia.


Writing About Social Trust for Reader’s Digest

In 2018, Reader’s Digest invited me to share my research on social trust among Americans. They published my article “Learning to Trust Again” in their June 2018 issue. You can view the online version at their website, though they have since revised the content for SEO.

Audio & Video

The Plural of You Podcast

The Plural of You was the podcast about people helping people. This was my attempt to spread concepts like trust, compassion, and community among a broad audience. I wrote and produced 48 episodes from November 2014 to November 2018. At the podcast’s peak, episodes were downloaded between 1,200–1,500 times each and a series total of 40,000.

Many of the organizations, projects, and individuals I featured are still active today. My personal favorite episodes were POY 6 with Ian Acker of Salt Lake City, Utah, POY 33 with Cheri Speelman of Everett, Washington, and the final episode on women’s rights.

The Plural of You is archived at the Internet Archive.

Notes and Credits

  • The Plural of You was featured in the June 2018 issue of Reader’s Digest.
  • Show notes mentioned in the episodes have not been archived online.
  • Theme music for Episodes 1-38 by Mike Martinez and Episodes 39-48 by Echidna. Original cover photo by Kyle Mercury. Logo by Josh C. Morgan.