Amanda Konishi

Amanda Konishi lives and works in New York City, and she very much likes the sidewalks and skies there. See more of her work at

Stories By Amanda Konishi

I Was 20 Weeks Pregnant When They Told Me My Baby Might Never Be Able to Walk

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a child, I was told I should never have kids. When I finally did conceive, I ended up having to make the hardest decision of my life.

A Whaleship Full of Cannibals (Who Happen to Be My Family)

My parents love the tale of how our ancestors’ whaling ship capsized, turning the crew into cannibals. As an environmental reporter, there’s no story I dread hearing more.