Amy Silverman is a freelance journalist. Her writing ranges from longform pieces on politics, education and culture to short-form travel guides and personal essays. Below is a small selection.

 
 
 
   FAYE AND ME     As the mother of a child with Down syndrome, I found myself in Faye, a woman decades older than me who chose to institutionalize her developmentally disabled children.

FAYE AND ME
As the mother of a child with Down syndrome, I found myself in Faye, a woman decades older than me who chose to institutionalize her developmentally disabled children.

 
   THE DAY MY DAUGHTER TOLD US HER DISABILITY IS LOVE     I’m pretty sure that if I gave her the chance, my 14-year-old daughter would make out with me. Tongue and all.

THE DAY MY DAUGHTER TOLD US HER DISABILITY IS LOVE
I’m pretty sure that if I gave her the chance, my 14-year-old daughter would make out with me. Tongue and all.

 
   36 HOURS IN PHOENIX     PHOENIX is finally rising. For years, the city sulked in the shadow of sexier 'burbs like Scottsdale, but now it's enjoying a culture boom -- with a young, raw arts scene, well-cooked food and world-class spas.

36 HOURS IN PHOENIX
PHOENIX is finally rising. For years, the city sulked in the shadow of sexier 'burbs like Scottsdale, but now it's enjoying a culture boom -- with a young, raw arts scene, well-cooked food and world-class spas.