Essays and Poems

Creative Nonfiction Online (Selected)

Bitter Melon in Oregon, Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, Fall 2017 (forthcoming)

Like Climbing Mt. Everest (part of Triptych: Everest), Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, Fall 2016

Pure Nepali, Brain Child Magazine, October 2015

“Walking to Varanasi” in Homage for Nepal, Vela Magazine, 2015

Costume, In Posse Review

The Shining World, Connotation Press

Looking for Black Gibbons, Wanderlust and Lipstick

Creative Nonfiction in Print

“Natural Births,” The Gettysburg Review, Spring 2009 (Honorable Mention for the 2011 Pushcart Prize).

“Ama,” The Crab Orchard Review, Spring 2009 (Finalist for the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize and 2010 Press 53 Open Award for Creative Nonfiction, and Notable in Best America Essays 2010)

“Fieldnotes on Flooding in Nepal,” The Truth About the Fact: International Journal of Literary Nonfiction, Spring 2009. A few copies may still available for purchase at Small Press Distributors.

“Meeting My Future in the Dark,” Raven Chronicles, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2011.

“Flora, Oregon,” Orion Magazine, Nov/Dec. 2010.


Communities Take the Lead on Earthquake Response in Nepal, The Huffington Post, May 2015

The Magic That Happens When You Raise a Child in a Culture of Love, The Huffington Post, April 2015

Social Equality: The Best Cure for Uterine Prolapse in Nepal, The Huffington Post, March 2015

A Mother’s Perspective on Improving Health Care in Nepal, The Huffington Post, December 2014

10 Lessons I Learned While Working with Women Activists in Nepal, The Huffington Post, November 2014.

6 Things I Didn’t Need to Raise a Child in Nepal, The Huffington Post, October, 2014 (Also at as 6 Material Things I Didn’t Need to Raise a Child in Nepal).

Writing for Readers, 1st Books: Writing and Publishing, October 2014.



“Sundered,” Carpe Articulum Literary Review, Winter 2010.

“Now That I’ve Moved Inland,” High Desert Journal, Spring 2010.

“What the Photo Shows,” The Mom Egg, Spring 2010.

Academic Essays

Imagined Sisters: The Ambiguities of Women’s Poetics and Collective Action in Chitwan.” In Selves in Time and Place: Identities, Experience and History in Nepal. Edited by Al Pach and Debra Skinner (1998).

“Beyond Writing: Feminist Practice and the Limits of Ethnography.” Cultural Anthropology 9 (4): 537-568 (1994).

Collective Powers in Common Places: The Politics of Gender and Space in a Women’s Struggle for a Meeting Center in Chitwan, Nepal.” Himalayan Research Bulletin (1993).