I write creative nonfiction in prose and poetry. In my work, I explore subjects like estrangement, trauma, motherhood, belonging, and loss. My process is one of documentation and association: recording memories and events to then weave sense, theme, and question into them.
My background includes textile artistry, documentary filmmaking, and cultural anthropology, and each of these disciplines influences my present work. Patchwork is my favorite metaphor for the writing process: juxtaposing content to provoke thought and emotion, crafting contrast with theme and pattern, stitching a cohesive whole that affects the reader with threads of connection.
Below are my publications. My book manuscript Anomaly: A Memoir of Estrangement is currently in revision. I expect to begin the querying process by end of 2021.
[Essay] Published in Room Magazine, March 2018
During an outing to the public pool with her family, a young girl witnesses an illicit kiss.
[Tutorials] Published in Fat Quarters: Small Fabrics, More Than 50 Big Ideas, March 2015
I contributed two projects to this sewing anthology edited by Amanda Carestio and published by Lark Crafts (Sterling Publishing).
[Tutorials] Published in Never Been Stitched: 45 No-Sew and Low-Sew Projects, February 2014
I contributed two projects to this craft anthology edited by Amanda Carestio and published by Lark Crafts (Sterling Publishing).
[Essay] Published on WhipUp, June 2012
How do your surroundings inspire your creativity? In this essay, I wrote about how abundant bits of nature in my urban neighborhood fueled my creative brain.