I’m Abigail (A.W.) Geiger, a freelance journalist and digital and visual storyteller.
The stories I'm most proud of telling are those that in some way tell us more about ourselves; these include a stories about an innovative BMX crew that quietly pioneered the flatland style and a young and charismatic break dancer, analyses on the rise of depression among teen girls and the lack of racial and ethnic diversity among America's teachers, and a personal look into the challenges of being the "background friend."
I also work to create equity in journalism and storytelling. In 2019, I launched Second Sun, which elevated stories of nontraditional storytellers. I also co-founded The Meerkat, a newsletter for young journalists navigating the industry. I'm also helping out with Missed Pitches, a newsletter that seeks to find a home for rejected pitches.
Additionally, I have experience in data visualization, data analysis and data-based writing. You can find my data work here.
I speak English and French, and I'm learning Spanish.
Previously, I worked for The New Humanitarian, Pew Research Center, the York Daily Record, among others. My work has been published in a variety of newspapers, magazines and online sources. I graduated from the University of Missouri in 2014 with degrees in journalism and political science and a minor in history.
Please email me at email@example.com.