I enjoy the occasional opportunity to write long form for Charlotte Magazine. Here are some PDFs of my work with the magazine that is “the definitive voice on top dining, entertainment, shopping and real estate in the region.”
Seeking Refuge introduces Charlotte, NC to recently-arrived Iranian refugees fleeing religious persecution in their homeland. As members of the Baha’i Faith, they are denied jobs, education and sometimes their lives because of their religious beliefs. While the refugees are grateful to be in the US, the article shows how difficult it is to start anew in this Sunbelt city.
Breathe In, Breathe Out is a personal account of the financial meltdown as seen from Charlotte, NC, the country’s second-largest banking center. It chronicles my ride on the economic rollercoaster, from financial services executive to business owner forced to shutter for good.
Culture Blend profiles four families who represent the changing face of “diversity” in Charlotte. At one time a black & white city, we’ve now gone “technicolor.”
The New Networking illustrates how people in the Queen City are using networking groups, LinkedIn, and Twitter to get jobs and grow their businesses in the Great Recession.
Brilliant! is a feature about Charlotte geniuses from all walks of life. I wrote two of the profiles.