For those of you who might not know already, I’ve got some exciting news. Since October 2011, I’ve been a writer and blogger for one of’s newest blogs, the In America Blog. It’s connected to the same documentary unit that produces CNN special features like “Black in America: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley” and “Latino in America: In Her Corner.”

The blog covers topics related to how people in America define themselves – so that includes a lot of stories which touch on race, gender, ethnicity, class, sexuality, disability and immigration status, among other topics. I’m thrilled to be part of it!

If you want to keep up with what I’ve been writing for them lately, you can follow me through the “Stephanie Siek” tag on the blog: