Meeting Sony In Person

We had an historic moment at the GoNOMAD Cafe last week when I finally got to meet Sony Stark in person.

Sony and I have become good buddies over the last two years working on more than twenty stories on our website. Max and I are both incredibly proud that a writer of this calibre was first published on GoNOMAD.

I really enjoyed traveling around the world with Sony when she made her documentary on the Semester at Sea program. Among many other adventures, she crossed the Atlantic with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and visited South Africa with him.

To me Sony Stark means punchy prose and eye-popping photos — the kind of stuff that makes my job fun. So it was a real thrill to meet her in person at long last.

Check out her stories and photos from China, Myanmar and Vietnam. I also love the lead photo in her story on Quebec City. That was the first story of hers that I edited, the one where she sleeps on a park bench.