Today I’m launching a storytelling project on Beacon Reader, where I will be writing a series of stories called Life In Colombia, Beyond The Violence.
It’s a collection of profiles, narratives, and personal essays describing Colombian life beyond the drug-trafficking and the violence that you usually think about when you hear about Colombia.
I’m really excited about this opportunity. Beacon is an innovative new platform for writers and journalists to connect directly to readers like you. And it lets you get stories that aren’t being told inside the the old model of journalism.
Here are some of the people in the stories I’m going to tell you about: