About Valorie Clark
I’m a storyteller and freelance article writer living in Paris. I write most often about pop culture, food, and travel, and the beautiful (and sometimes bizarre) ways those intersect. I always say yes to adventures. You too? Let’s sit together.
Are you looking for someone who can write a compelling article or an editor to perfect your own work? You’ve made it to the right place. Let’s collaborate.
The Myth of Being Skinny and Being Happy
The first time I ever hated my body I was ten years old. I remember that moment with the kind of vivid clarity that only shame can impart...
And Then There’s This
That’s the first thing I noticed about you. Your teeth are balanced, white rectangles sitting in a flawless arc and almost no one has that luck; that’s pocketbook beauty...
Short Story: Goose-Stepping Out of Line
The bartender stopped cold when I entered. “Ronald Marckey, what the fuck are you doing back in town?”
“Stan. I can’t believe you’re still running this shithole.”
How to Pair Coffee with Amaro
Coffee gets combined with stuff all the time: coffee and cream, coffee and cookies, coffee and professional ambition, coffee and teenaged ennui. This week, we want you to try something new: combining amaro liqueur and coffee...
Podcast: Boldly Going with Jason Sowell
We Are All Storytellers. Jason Sowell (creator of The Laundry Project) and I discuss the importance of failure, writing, and my never-ending journey to find all the good coffee.
30,000 Tears Above Sea Level
This is a love letter to all the people who cry on planes.
This is for all the people who don’t use the in-flight wifi, who use the quiet hours to meditate or read or catch up on journaling.
Short Story: The Disappearance of Bronwyn James
I met Bronwyn James at the intersection of King Street and Maple, in a grocery store we both worked at. She was unsure of herself back then, young and angry and ready for more than what our town could give her. A few weeks before her senior prom she disappeared with no note and no leads.
Wonder Woman Is the Hero We Need
Can I relate to Diana? No, not really.
Am I supposed to relate to Diana? No, not really.