Close up image of light-skinned woman with peachy-olive complexion and dark hair in a messy bun on top of her head. Her eyes are closed and several acupuncture needles with neon yellowish-green ends stick out from her forehead and sides of her cheeks. Smaller intradermal needles that look like teeny silver balls are also visible along the forehead and between the eyebrows. The top of a hospital type gown is also slightly in the frame. | , , , ,

What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?

December 2022
What is cosmetic acupuncture? Is it better than facials? Or Botox? How can it help my skin as I get closer to 40? I had questions, and I needed answers. So, during an incredibly stressful season in need of maximum self-care, I tried cosmetic acupuncture. My main goal: improving the lines between my eyebrows and firming my jawline. My other goal: taking care of myself.

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The Future Could be Beautiful

September 2009
Cover story for Women’s Magazine, a defunct monthly publication by the Boulder Daily Camera; this first-person longform narrative discusses the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, my family history, and my own struggle with the choice to know or not to know about my fate with cancer.