Hey, I’m Ava!


I am a self-motivated, detail-oriented freelance writer with a focus on food, and micro-bakery owner. I champion social justice, am currently querying a food-adjacent memoir, am passionate about media, and serving my community.

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


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

Insider | November 4, 2023


The concept of a tomato

The New York Times | October 24, 2023


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

Insider | March 16, 2023


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

Insider | October 10, 2022


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

Insider | July 20, 2022


How a Facebook Cooking Community Became My Lifeline After a Miscarriage

Greatist | January 11, 2021