A professional achievement unlocked, articles to help with traumatic birth and mental health postpartum, and one tenacious swallowtail butterfly.
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The story behind the story of my first piece for Romper.
April has been a busy writing month for me. I can’t share the results just yet, but in the meantime, I thought it was important to share something I created for the Macalester Alumni Anti-Racist Parenting Conversation earlier this month.
It may seem like I should be comfortable writing about this pregnancy by now, but the truth is I still feel like I am tempting fate every time I talk about it. Still, I am trying to hold space for that fear. And excitement. And gratitude. And grief. So that’s what I wrote about. I hope this essay resonates with anyone who is trying to move forward with authenticity after one of life’s curveballs.
Is your social media feed split between masked and un-masked faces? Mine is and I’m fascinated. That’s why I wrote a meditation on loneliness and choice during the pandemic. Read my lyric essay Earthworms & Champagne in the NYU SPS’s Dovetail. It’s my first piece in a literary magazine.
I cannot believe I get to type this: Today, for the first time, I have a piece The New York Times! When I decided to take a crack at being a writer, I imagined someday, perhaps, maybe getting published in The Times. I thought a good reach goal was to do this by the timeContinue reading “My Debut In The New York Times!”
Early last year, before the pandemic hit, I made a secret goal that felt like a huge reach: To try to get published in one new publication per month. At the time, this equaled about 9 publications. I really didn’t think I could do it. When the pandemic hit, I really, really didn’t think I could do it. Read on to see whether I was right.
Did you know that before I pivoted to being a full-time mom and freelance writer, I worked as a mental health researcher for the Department of Veteran Affairs? It’s true! I wanted to be a mental health researcher because I believe a scientific approach is the best tool we have to help chip away atContinue reading “New Research Published in The Journal of Traumatic Stress”
Please join me for Mac Alumni Anti-racist Parenting Conversation. I’ll be co-facilitating a night of information sharing and dialogue that you don’t want to miss. Please register and join me on Dec 15.