I write poetry and create art.
I am a survivor of child and adult sexual abuse, so that theme often finds its way into my work.
Over the years, I’ve been using art therapy to recover from the effects of extreme abuse. I have taken up drawing and painting. I also love taking photographs, capturing many small beauties.
I began writing short stories at the age of ten. In high school, a friend introduced me to poetry, which became my dominant form of writing.
My poetry has appeared in Raving Dove, Broad!, Big River Poetry Review, Dead King, Eunoia Review, Cleaver, and some other fantastic places. (See full listing of published works here.)
I have written three chapbooks—Recovery Manual, Forgiving the Body, and Grief Bone.
I used to live on the West coast with my family, alongside the wild Pacific Ocean, where I love to ride my robin’s-egg-blue bicycle, affectionately named “Daisy”, and have adventures in my kayak, “Lily.”