I’m Ava!


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


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