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About Aimee

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.