When I first took the internship at Narratively, I promised myself I'd use my time there to inch my way out of my comfort zone and write stories that challenged my skill set. So, I was beyond thrilled when my editors greenlit my first reported feature, and by "thrilled" I mean completely terrified. I spent three months researching, interviewing and compulsively eating chocolate-covered espresso beans for the story, and last month, Narratively published it. I couldn't be more proud or grateful to the brave recovering addicts who shared their stories with me.
Read it here.
Special thanks to my editor Brendan Spiegel and Lilly Dancyger for the moral support. And of course, my fiance Ben, for changing my social media passwords so I actually got the thing done.