Shoshi Parks
Shoshi Parks
Freelance Writer

freelance writer


I'm a SF Bay Area-based freelance travel and history writer fascinated by the geography, ecology and cultures of our world.

As a Ph.D. in Anthropology, I've been trained to observe and tell unique stories. I'm especially interested in revealing perspectives on the past that fall outside of mainstream history books and the local, national and global food traditions that inform community identities.

Access samples of my work and check out my travels around the world through my Instagram feed below.


This Ancient Mayan Ceremonial Liquor Is Finding Its Way to a Bar Near You

VICE munchies

How Deaf Children in Nicaragua Created a New Language

Atlas obscura

York Explored the West with Lewis and Clark, But His Freedom Wouldn't Come Until Decades Later

Smithsonian Magazine


Go Inside the Mexican Distillery Producing Mezcal with Pre-Hispanic Techniques


These Horrifying ‘Human Zoos’ Delighted American Audiences at the Turn of the 20th Century


The Curious Things You Can't Unsee at Djemma el Fna

Fodor's Travel


What Do Melting Glaciers Have to Do With Norway’s Viking Relics?

In the Water-Scarce Southwest, an Ancient Irrigation System Disrupts Big Agriculture

YES! Magazine

Long Meadow Ranch Takes a Full Circle Approach to Farming in Wine Country

Civil Eats



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