Alternative Press is a nationally-circulated print and online magazine which has focused on punk and alternative music and its surrounding cultures since 1985. I was hired as a freelance contributor in May 2015, and have since been published in previous (and forthcoming) issues of the print publication, as well as online. My work has been digitally shared and viewed thousands of times and has largely surrounded mindfulness in music, stemming from my own experiences with cerebral palsy.
Having cerebral palsy could be considered tough. Being a fan of live punk-minded music could've been made tougher. Through this interview-centric feature mining quotes with musicians and industry fixtures living with or around disability culture, it became clear that an experience for all is an experience we're working towards.
My own battles with mental health inspired this well-received feature, which meshed quotes from again, musicians and industry insights whose platform was formed around positive dialogues surrounding anxiety, depression and other issues.
I have also been published in Alternative Press for more general music coverage, including (and hopefully not limited to!) AP Recommends features, page-long spreads and album reviews.