I am a poet, educator and experienced therapist. I am also the mother of a child living with a rare autoimmune disease. I live my professional life at the intersection of art, healing and education.
I am a poet and essayist. My essays and blog posts focus on health issues related to chronic illness, coping skills for families, and resilience. I am also curious about the intersection of writing, healing and the brain and follow research in this area.
No one wants to talk
about the sick child.
Corrugated sadness, apologies baited with fear
the mousetrap faces of those with healthy kids, shut.
~from the poem, Teeter Totter
Teaching & Consulting
I lead workshops for teens, parents and medical professionals on topics including coping with children living with chronic illness, healing and grief.
My poetry spans a range of ideas. My recent chapbook, The Body Lives Its Undoing, is a compilation of poetry and visual art exploring various aspects of autoimmune diseases.