Bio

 

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I create change through writing

 

For me, word-work isn't just a job. It's a passion. Every piece I write or edit is a gem to be polished to its highest luster.  My approach to every writing is to tell a meaningful story. Even copy can present a clear and compelling narrative, if you care about the content. No matter the piece, I'm married to the material until it's my best, continually shifting my tone and style to greet the intended reader. 

My passion is mental health activism and that comes across in my bylines. I use my personal experience with complex PTSD, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and generalized anxiety disorder to write essays, journalism, and copy that resonate with all readers, whether or not they were my intended audience when I started writing. 

I'm using this marriage of passion and know-how to write my first book: a hybrid of memoir, easily digestible science, and cultural history about complex trauma. I am actively seeking representation. 

If you want my credentials, I'll give them: I majored in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and graduated with both Distinction and Honors from the University of Rochester. I interned for both BOA Editions and Open Letter Books, both prestigious publishing houses in Rochester, NY. But when I went on to begin freelance writing, I only looked back to use what I had learned there. I once thought publishing was my calling. I know now that it's creating pieces of use, beauty, and thought-provocation. 

I've been in love with words since I began memorizing books as a toddler and writing poetry in elementary school. Let me show you how that love can transform the practice of writing and editing.