“To be a person is to have a story to tell.”
~ Isak Dinesen
I’m a writer* based in mid-Michigan, and I am in love with stories. Writing has been my passion and purpose since I was 8.
Storytelling is magic. It opens the door; and there we are, ready to be seen, heard, acknowledged, maybe for the first time in our lives. Telling our stories is a sacred act, and I believe that act can lead to personal and collective transformation.
When we write we learn who we are, what we think and how we understand the world. When we share our stories, we come to understand one another, and ourselves, better. As storytellers we establish relationships, build bridges and create community. We are alchemists. That is the power of story.
As a journalist, essayist and memoirist, I write to bring into the open what is hidden and deserves to be in the light. I give a voice to those among us who are voiceless, marginalized, invisible, forgotten. I am a witness to their lives.
As a workshop facilitator, I create safe spaces where participants can explore and exercise their voices, come to believe in themselves, connect with others through story, practice courage, greet inspiration, and inspire others to tell their stories, too.
As a healer, I help individuals transform their lives by writing, framing and reframing — and sometimes rewriting — their stories, especially the ones that have held them back from becoming who they were meant to be in and to the world.
Join me on this journey. Let’s tell our truth and stand in it. Together.