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Steph Keay | She/Her | Canadian-born | California-based
Arts & culture writer by day. Pursuing leads on food, wine, and luxury travel experiences by night. Former assistant island manager for The Yacht Week in Hvar. Find me on weekends reverse-engineering a recipe, checking out the latest natty wine bar, or going on adventures with my rescue pup, Sushi.
2023 FAM Trips:
I’ve always loved writing, but never saw it as a legitimate career. (There are four occupations in the Asian culture: Doctor, Lawyer, Engineer, or Disappointment.) One day, an opportunity to write was dropped into my lap like a sparkly, irresistible disco ball. I leapt at it—and never looked back.
Writing gave a purpose to the things I naturally already pursued, plus a reason to dig even deeper. I’m ever-curious to figure out how people and our society works. I consider myself a nonpartisan lens from which a story can be told because I’ve always seen beauty across the spectrum. It can be found in the oddest places; the littlest of things. Life—with all of its ups and downs—is infinitely, intricately fascinating to me.
There is no limit to the places I’m willing to go to uncover the truth, and to share the important stories that reflect our humanity, where’s it’s been, and where it’s going. See my work here.
Juggalo culture, “I Went on 25 Dates in 30 Days for Bumble—Here’s What Happened,” where to find San Jose’s best tamales (hint: a van at Wal-Mart), etc.
Learn a new language.
Practice yoga regularly.
Read 50 books (progress).
Start working on writing a book.
Finish my bucket list of restaurants in the Bay Area.
Complete my PADI Advanced Open Water certification.
Drinking wine and cooking.
Old bookstores and theaters with marquees.