Stories

The Ties That Bind

For decades, Everett and Claire McNamara were inseparable. Everett had worked at a noisy book printing press in his youth, which led to progressive hearing loss. When he became deaf, his wife…

Tim Zaal

Can Hate Be Healed?

Can hate be healed? The question has been central to Tim Zaal’s life. When Zaal…

Baggage Check

It’s a tale of two men. Alfred Paine began life in wealth and privilege. His…

Katherine Kam, an award-winning journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area, has covered health, medicine, travel, cultures, social issues and many other topics.

Her passion lies in exploring hidden worlds. She has written about the lives of Chinatown parents raising children in tiny single rooms above the tourist shops, as well as people from all walks of life who suffer–quietly and invisibly–from psychological trauma. These secret worlds exist not only outside our doors, but within our minds.

Her work has appeared in national media outlets, including WebMD, the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, New America Media, Kaiser Health News, and Time-Warner publications. After receiving a Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship, she spent a year reporting on Asian American mental health, a topic that she continues to explore in-depth.

All Content Copyright Katherine Kam, 2019