Why Teenagers Act So Crazy
New piece for an article about teen anxiety and brain development. Turns out that while the part of their brains that causes them to take so many risks is developing quickly, the part that would all them to properly deal with anxiety and trauma is underdeveloped, often leading to a lifetime of anxiety.
Wall Street Journal: The Future of Medicine
The Fetish of Staring at Iran’s Women
This piece was for a challenging article titled “The Fetish of Staring at Iran’s Women.” The author is an Iranian woman who cautions against using the bodies of Iran’s women as a yard stick for the state of the country. Throughout news media, images of women fully covered, in a simple head scarf, or dressed similarly to their Western peers are used as a symbol of the country and a symbol of the freedom of its people.