A little of what I do.


You can find a lot of my creative, ethnographic, and memoir writing on this very website, but you can also check out a bit of my work as a food journalist here.


I often use visual media to supplement my written ethnographic work. Beyond the photographs featured on I Took to my Stoop, you can find more of my visual work on my photo site, my YouTube channel, and my Etsy Shop.


In addition to the research I have done about homelessness in New York City, and the sovereign debt crisis in Greece, I also work as a freelance consultant for new media and storytelling strategy. If you are interested in working with me, feel free to look me up on LinkedIn or reach out here.  


Tooele (Too-el-uh)

Posted on Jan 27, 2015

On Sunday’s we went to church. After the service ended, everyone ate their fill of day-old cookies from the potluck table, and then we loaded into the Suburban and made our way down the canyon, through Salt Lake City, to Grandma’s house. We passed the Great Salt Lake and Kennecott Copper Mine on the way, and after the smelter […]

Photowalk: Pennsylvania

Photowalk: Pennsylvania

Posted on Jan 16, 2015
The Field

The Field

Posted on Jan 2, 2015

Out beyond the house, and the yard, and the driveway fifteen years unpaved, over a chain link fence, through a thicket of sage brush, was my place. It was hidden by a ridge, tucked beneath a windswept burrough where rabbits and rattlesnakes shared the warmth of the earth. There was a small, flattened patch of wild grass, […]

Centre Hall, Pennsylvania

Centre Hall, Pennsylvania

Posted on Dec 2, 2014

Post Thanksgiving day gratitude. View from the front porch.

For You

For You

Posted on Nov 13, 2014

It’s something about the cold. Something about the smell in the air, and the feeling of being bundled in a coat again. It reminds me of the first few months. The hushed, sacred moments when we began to love one another. You smelled like leaves, and campfire, and mint tea all at once. You had […]


Posted on Nov 9, 2014

Man in the Whole Foods cafeteria. Selling his company to interviewees, facing the mirror so he can look at himself every few minutes. He has a new haircut, and a pastel shirt, and a growing gut. He seems a little desperate in his control of information. Some sort of stat talk about Duane Reade’s and […]

About Meghan

I am a socio-cultural anthropologist and writer. I Took to my Stoop is a platform for me to share stories, media work, and tips from my ongoing experiences in the world as a researcher. If you have any questions about me, my services, the blog, or anthropology in general, feel free to e-mail me at megroguschka [at] Otherwise, enjoy browsing!