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2016 28/Aug

I had a lot of fun writing this piece about Balkan restaurants in New York for a Canadian outlet. It gave me a good excuse to visit some of my favorite spots from the former Yugoslavia and reconnect with great food from my homeland.

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2016 14/Jul

The New York Times has published my letter to the editor in response to a story about women and childbirth called “Get the Epidural.” In the piece, I point out that women feel all kinds of pressure when it comes to labor and delivery. Instead of creating such pressure, the medical system and our society […]

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2016 28/May

I got to cover the first-ever Security Council election debates at the United Nations for PassBlue, an online publication that covers human rights, development, international justice and other issues through the lens of the UN. The hearings were part of a broader effort to increase transparency and accountability at the UN.

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2016 17/Apr

6 Ways My New York City Life Has Changed Since Having A Baby Parent.co has published a fun piece I wrote about how my life in the Big Apple has changed since I became a mom.

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2016 2/Mar

As a communications professional, I often write under other people’s names – and about difficult human rights issues. I recently took some time to write a fun piece about my experience as a Croatian parent in the United States for The Washington Post. It was interesting to get so many comments not only from Croatian and Serbian parents, but also those […]

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2016 11/Jan

One of my most memorable things about working for Physicians for Human Rights has been getting to know some of our partners from Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After meeting some of them during a summit in London, I recently wrote this piece for Thomson Reuters Foundation about how we work with them […]

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