I like birds.
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 Personhood: For Adoptees.
I'm an experienced teacher 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. 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, 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.