Aria Velasquez is a freelance journalist who hails from Atlanta and is currently based in Brooklyn. She’s interested in audio features and documentaries, photography, and data journalism and is always looking for ways to combine them. Her work has appeared on Bklyner, DCist and Dismal Science.

Outside of work, you can probably find her listening to podcasts, riding her bike, or crafting. If you’re looking for her online presence, Aria can be found on Instagram at @aria.snaps or on Twitter at @snarkyspice.

All Stories by Aria Velasquez

May 4, 2021

The poet who took his idea from suitcase to shelf space

A South Los Angeles teacher started a poetry library to help his students keep up with their reading assignments. Now, Hiram Sims says the Sims Library of Poetry is more than 5,000 books strong – and he has sights to expand.