The Scariest Thing That Can Change Your Life

By Elizabeth Salaam

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth Salaam is a San Diego-based writer, storyteller, and artist. Between 2010 and 2020, Elizabeth published over 50 cover stories and dozens of feature articles for the San Diego Reader. She has also been published in Elle Magazine.

Known for her compelling narrative style and the intimacy with which she approaches each subject, Elizabeth’s work has covered a wide range of topics, including public art, education, gentrification, and women’s reproductive rights. Some of Elizabeth's strongest work is found in her personal narrative essays, which are emotionally honest and rich with keen observations of herself and the world around her. Elizabeth is a true believer in the power of creativity to provoke seismic shifts in the lives of all people everywhere.

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