Radical acceptance of one's most authentic self means both struggle and healing for Marcus Johns, aka La Reine Divine, who inspires and encourages LGBTQIA+ youth to be and love who they are.
produced for the Hearst Journalism National Multimedia Championship
What's Next, Japan?
As the world’s third-largest economy faces underlying threats to its future such as population decline and a rapidly aging society, the realities women face in the struggle for gender equality could be vital in determining the answer to the question: what next, Japan?
Best Multimedia Story of the Year, Hearst Journalism Awards
Staffing Shortages Hinder Pandemic Recovery for Michigan Restaurants
Many restaurant owners are facing a new challenge in returning to pre-pandemic levels of business: staffing shortages. MLive's Amy Sherman joins Dani Scott, owner and executive chef at Lucy's Creston Kitchen in Grand Rapids, at her restaurant to go behind the scenes and discuss how staffing shortages, among other issues, are impacting the restaurant industry.
produced for MLive/The Grand Rapids Press
Tide to Trash
Economic disparities undercut Belize's waste management system, and new policies are leaving residents behind.
produced with Nash Consing as part of Barriers, a UNC Global Storytelling multimedia project (barriers.unc.edu)
Just for the Record
A lover of stories and admirer of old things, Ken Welborn appeals to the rich roots of his community by writing columns for his weekly newspaper and welcoming people into his office at The Record, an antique collector’s heaven.
produced as part of the 2019 Carolina Photojournalism Workshop's "Great State of Wilkes" project (cpjw.unc.edu/2019)
A visual interpretation of T.S. Eliot poem, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock".
#GDTBATH: Vi Le
Vi Le is the co-president of the UNC Aikido Club, which teaches students the Japanese self-defense martial art.
produced for UNC-Chapel Hill's #GDTBATH (Good Day To Be A Tar Heel) series
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I am a Japanese-American visual storyteller based in North Carolina.
I’m most passionate about working on empathy-driven films that explore intersectionality and reveal human truths through personal eyes. Storytelling in all its forms has allowed me to learn, create and most of all, meet the people who continue to build me. I'm a work in progress and I’m always down for new opportunities.
I am graduating soon from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Journalism and Global Studies and am a former multimedia specialist intern at MLive/The Grand Rapids Press.