Hello! I’m Daliah. I’m an award-winning freelance writer and editor living and exploring in Denver, Colorado. I spent more than seven years as a magazine editor at 5280 (where I’m now a contributing writer). In 2016, Folio: honored me as a 30 Under 30, calling me a “young journalist to watch.” I was named a 2015 Livingston Award for Young Journalists finalist for “The Girls Next Door,” an exposé on the sex trafficking of minors in Colorado. (The longform piece was also highlighted in the Journalism Center on Children & Families’ “Best Practices” series.) I’m the former editor of 5280 Traveler.
Although I write a little of everything, my passions are social justice and travel/outdoors journalism.
I’m intent on telling the stories of those whose voices are often overlooked or misunderstood or silenced. That interest has led me to write articles on what happens when someone pleads not guilty by reason of insanity; the mental health challenges of wildland firefighting; an inmate-produced public radio station; how transit workers were terrified to go to work during the COVID-19 pandemic; and the high rate of suicide in the western United States, a piece that was anthologized in Mile High Stories. I’m also an experienced editor and fact-checker for short- and longform articles.