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I write, edit, and teach primarily memoir and creative nonfiction but have experience with all contemporary genres. Among other classes on my website and at writing centers like GrubStreet and elsewhere, I teach writing for adoptees.
I'm an experienced teacher with a master's of education trained in both K-12 and adult classroom education teaching all levels of creative writing. I am also an expert developmental editor and copyeditor, writing and accountability coach, young person and adult curriculum developer, and a trained meeting facilitator.
I'm a domestic, tail-end of the Baby Scoop Era adoptee. What does that mean? The Baby Scoop Era, the 1940s to right around 1972, was a time during which unplanned pregnancies were met with few options other than to quietly relinquish the infant for adoption. It changed in early 1973 when Roe v Wade decriminalized abortion across the United States and suddenly there dramatically fewer domestic adoptees available.
I was born I was adopted through Louise Wise Services and spent the first six months of my life in foster care after being surrendered immediately at birth. I was reunited with both of my birth parents, who have both since died.
I'm queer, a native New Yorker, and a parent now, raising two daughters I birthed, one of whom is disabled. We are navigating disability and disability advocacy together. Writing my story and teaching writing to other adoptees, parents, adults reclaiming their identities in some way, and anyone with a story to tell are among the most important things I can do.
Please take a look through this site and my linktree to see what I've written, the classes I teach, and the services I offer. Let me help you get your story, essay, or book out into the world. Representation matters on the page, and you have a story that needs to be told.
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