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 and question into them.
My background includes textile artistry, documentary filmmaking, and 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 and pieces out for submission.
A secret about a death deepens a rift in this memoir piece about estrangement and the nature of family roots.
A nosy stepmother stirs up misgivings about a lost pregnancy in this collaged essay.
Three snakes. Three moments in time. This poem examines the nature of abuse, motherhood, and marriage.
A poem triptych about cutting ties.
After her college boyfriend dies in a plane crash, a young woman see his ghost everywhere. In this essay, the brown-eyed specter unearths memories of unfinished business.
Published in Room Magazine, March 2018
During an outing to the public pool with her family, a young girl witnesses an illicit kiss.
Published by Lark Crafts, March 2015
I contributed two projects, Fabric Baskets and Circle Hot Pot Pads, to this craft book edited by Amanda Carestio.
Published by Lark Crafts, February 2014
I contributed two projects, Hexagon Art Tile and Autumn Leaves Skirt, to this craft book edited by Amanda Carestio.
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.