Garrigues inherited the journalistic itch from her father and grandfather, both reporters. After honing her research and interviewing skills as a San Francisco private investigator, she went on to work for several years as a freelance writer and photographer based in Latin America. Later, she continued to write for diverse publications, with a special focus on Native, environmental and cultural topics. You can view samples of her work by clicking on the following links:
Her exposure to a variety of cultures created an interest in collective and historical trauma, which led her to write and speak on this issue as well as to create the website Healingcollectivetrauma.com.