I am an artist, writer, and community builder that lives on the margins both by choice and cultural imperative. I delight in living out on the edges of culture where things are weird and intense and fucking beautiful. I believe this is where the future resides, with people who envision and experiment with new possibilities, with people who nurture transformation in themselves and in our communities through radical action. I learn and grow by walking out on the edges where humans are exploring everything that is possible, especially in the realms of human connection and relationship.
I am fat and body neutral. Feminist. Sex positive. Witchy. Queer and married to a queer/ genderqueer person. Sometimes polyamorous. Always some sort of kinky. I’m learning how to live as a birth mother in an open adoption, while simultaneously learning how to be an empty-nester. I was a single mom to two queer children of color who are now young adults following their dreams.
I have been a co-leader of a sex positive organization; a sculptor and painter of vulvas; co-chair of a Pride organization; local newspaper columnist; blogger in six iterations; published poet and lyricist; co-founder of a home for teen mothers; director of a welfare-to-work job training center; non-profit operations and HR manager for organizations working with people who are poor, disabled, addicted, and otherwise marginalized; minister in training, touch healer, kitchen witch, and Tarot reader.
I bring all of the gifts I was born with and the many skills I’ve learned in 20 years of professional and volunteer service to the work I do now as a Community Steward.
My Body of Work in resume style.