📍San Francisco Bay Area
Steph Keay | She/Her | Canadian-bred | California-based
Arts & culture writer by day. Pursuing leads on food, wine, and luxury travel experiences by night. Find me at Barry’s Bootcamp weekdays, and wandering the woods or vineyards (and probably petting a dog) on weekends.
2020 FAM Trips:
Red Mountain, Honolulu, Napa Valley, Vancouver, Lisbon Sheltering-in-Place!
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 work. I consider myself a good 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.
I love writing so much, I’d do it for free. (With AB 5, I just might have to…)
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.
Old bookstores, theaters with marquees.
Picnics with fresh bread and local cheese.
Practical travel items like packable jackets.
Boston Dynamics’ inadvertently funny videos.
Reading Modern Love Sunday morning over bacon and eggs.