Kimberly Hayes Taylor - Member
I spent the first 10 years of my career covering the police beat. I slept with my scanner, afraid I would be scooped by another media outlet. I stood on the corner and cried with families after a homicide. I found true love in writing narratives about the victims and prepetrators of crime. In recent years, I've turned my attention to health, and I'm just as passionate about writing about conditions and diseases and the people who are plagued by them. I love providing the information that helps people live more fulfilling and productive lives. How does a man with a rare form of terminal cancer stay alive years after several oncologists told him to 'get his affairs in order'? I'm particularly passionate about health inequities, and recently wrote a story about a young Detroit man who died from an abscessed tooth because he didn't have money or insurance to see a dentist and didn't know he could get free treatment. Social justic is a big issue in Detroit, and people are heavily impacted by asthma, cancer and cardiovascular disease because of their close proximity to factories and plants. I also enjoy writing about the latest trends in fitness, cosmetic surgery and health products. For 26 years, I worked in newsrooms at several American newspapers. Today, I'm loving my life as an independent journalist who writes for several national and Detroit-based magazines.