I’m Ava!

(She/He/They)

I am a freelance writer with a focus on food, teacher of baking, and micro-bakery owner. I champion social justice, am currently querying a food-centric memoir, am passionate about media, and serving my community.

When I went through a friend breakup, my child started to ask questions. I taught her that friends don’t always stay.

Insider | January 24, 2024

https://www.businessinsider.com/taught-daughter-friend-breakup-friendship-end-2024-1https://www.insider.com/leaning-into-my-queer-identity-changed-the-way-i-parent-2022-10

I’m teaching my kids to destigmatize the word “fat” and that food doesn’t have moral value. It isn’t always easy.

Insider | November 6, 2023

https://www.insider.com/leaning-into-my-queer-identity-changed-the-way-i-parent-2022-10

My relationship with my father is complicated but our love language has always been food

Insider | November 4, 2023

https://www.insider.com/father-daughter-relationship-complicated-food-love-language-2023-11

The concept of a tomato

The New York Times | October 24, 2023

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/24/style/tiny-modern-love-stories-you-have-me-now.html

I triple-fed my child. I regret spending so much time trying to make it work.

Insider | March 16, 2023

https://www.insider.com/mom-regrets-trying-to-make-chestfeeding-work-by-triple-feeding-2023-3

Leaning into my queer identity has changed how I feel about my body, parent my children, and view community

Insider | October 10, 2022

https://www.insider.com/leaning-into-my-queer-identity-changed-the-way-i-parent-2022-10

I’m a mom who had to be in inpatient care. Asking for help saved my life.

Insider | July 20, 2022

https://www.insider.com/mom-had-to-be-in-inpatient-care-after-becoming-suicidal-2022-7

How a Facebook Cooking Community Became My Lifeline After a Miscarriage

Greatist | January 11, 2021

https://greatist.com/eat/facebook-cooking-community-support-miscarriage