My name is Heather. I'm a writer, editor, fact-checker, project-manager, etc.
My path from poverty-stricken small towns in Alabama to a major metropolitan magazine made me a better journalist: The challenges I faced growing up deepened my empathy for the disenfranchised and forced me to navigate the ever-widening gulf between rural and urban, between haves and have-nots. As a first-generation college graduate married to an immigrant, I’m passionate about producing journalism that explores and expands our understanding of experiences and perspectives different from our own.
I live in Atlanta with my cat, Oswald; my dog, Tater Tot; and my husband, Sahil. If you'd like to get together or share a story idea, reach out here or at hthrlnbp [at] Gmail.