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Whitney Pipkin

Freelance Journalist

Washington, DC area

Whitney Pipkin

A staff writer for the Chesapeake Bay Journal
and a freelance journalist whose freelance work has appeared
nationally in The Washington Post, National Geographic, NPR, Smithsonian Magazine and Civil Eats and in regional publications such as Virginia Living, Northern Virginia and Arlington magazines. Pipkin has served as guest editor for Edible DC’s summer 2016 and fall 2018 issues. She also writes content and studies for WomenWork.net.

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5 Ways to Love Colleagues Remotely

Having worked for an entirely remote newsroom for nearly a decade, and I have often struggled with the how of loving my coworkers, too. When someone comes into the office stifling tears on the elevator, it’s easier to both see that there’s a need and meet it with compassion. But what does that look like when you have to read between the lines of an email to understand how someone’s doing?
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If Paint Chips Could Talk: Finding Eternal Significance in Our Unfinished Work

There’s a chip in the paint in a corner of my kitchen. It’s one of many on these walls, but this splotch of plaster peeking through always catches my eye as I round the corner to run out the door. I make a mental note to fix it but never quite do. And so, it remains. It reminds. Over the days and weeks and months we’ve lived in this house, that paint chip has developed a way of whispering to me.
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WORK IS GOOD

It can be hard to remember what work used to look like before this bewildering year. Did you get to serve coffee with a smile instead of a squirt of hand sanitizer? Did you get to write an entire email in one sitting without being interrupted by the children who now share your home office? As the coronavirus’ shadow continues to stretch into the future, it can leave us longing for what used to be.
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About

Whitney Pipkin

Whitney Pipkin is a staff writer for the Chesapeake Bay Journal and a freelance journalist whose work has appeared nationally in The Washington Post, National Geographic, NPR, Smithsonian Magazine and Civil Eats and in regional publications like Virginia Living, Northern Virginia and Arlington magazines. Pipkin has served as guest editor for Edible DC’s fall 2018 and summer 2016 issues. Her cover story for Edible's spring 2019 issue won two honorable mentions from the international Hermes Creative Awards. Her work for the Bay Journal earned 1st and 2nd place in Environmental Reporting in 2019 and 2021, respectively, from the MDDC Press Association.