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My Big Little Break (Barrelhouse Magazine)

In a piece published on Nov. 15, 2017, Michelle answers Barrelhouse's questions about the first piece she ever had published including how it felt and what she's learned since that initial publication. You can read the full interview here.

When You Don’t Feel Like It

In August 2017, Michelle wrote a personal essay exploring the ways she's missed the entire point of service. After experiencing a personal heartbreak, Michelle decided to "help others," but in a self-sentered way that led to a beautiful, albeit humbling experience. You can reach the entire essay here.

Baltimore’s 15 Best Places to Write

On July 17, 2017, Michelle published a list of the 15 Best Places to Write in Baltimore in BmoreArt. With the help of a handful of other local writers and yelp reviews, Michelle identified 15 coffeeshops that are freelance-friendly. She considered things like parking, varied area throughout the city, decor, types of food, etc. Read the entire ...

Notes From My Phone*

In Notes From My Phone* (Mason Jar Press, 2016), Junot opens up her phone and her life to you. This collection of essays, to-do lists, vignettes, reminders and dreams mixes heart-felt memoir with the everyday marginalia that makes up a twenty-something’s life and day planner. The everyday is placed side-by-side with the universal, and in ...

Down by the Bay

Michelle had the opportunity to interview interior designer Erin Paige about her Michelle had the opportunity to interview interior designer Erin Paige about her Chesapeake Bay retreat in Pasadena, Maryland. The article was published in the July/August 2016 issue of Baltimore Style. You can read the entire article here.  

Six-Year Fix

In March 2016, Michelle had the pleasure of touring the beautiful home of Baltimore artist Lat Naylor for an interview in Baltimore STYLE. You can read take a look at the photos and read the full post here.  

Tapping Into This Year’s Trends

Michelle explored the new trends in bathroom design for the March 2016 issue of Baltimore STYLE. You can read the full article here.  

Future Tense

For the Baltimore STYLE piece "Future Tense," Michelle had the opportunity to interview local Baltimore Artist Michelle Dickson. Dickson's beautiful, part-physical/part-emphemeral art has had a huge impact on Junot's writing and view of art to this day. Read the full piece from Baltimore STYLE here. 

Size Doesn’t Matter

Michelle took on look at Interior Designer Elizabeth Reich's "Baltimore Bachelor Pad," for Baltimore STYLE in December 2015. The article highlighted the ways the designer maximized the small space for luxurious city living. You can read the full piece here.  

and the floor was always lava

In her debut collection, Michelle, the twenty-four year old narrator, reflects back to her four-year-old self, placing her memories in the context of all she's learned since they occurred. The collection is a unique twist on the classic "coming of age" story, in which Michelle explores and sorts through the piece of her life that ...