Writer, Educator, & Activist
I’m passionate about writing and supporting community-oriented, sustainable organizations and businesses who care about building a better tomorrow. I’ve done grant writing, social media and newsletter writing, community engagement, and web content and design contract work for Better Drinking Culture, Wait 21, Every Woman’s Place, Safe Haven, Recovery Academy, Exodus Place, A Father’s Walk, Grand Rapids Public Library, Kent District Library, Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of America, and seventeen school districts.
My article and journalistic writing has focused on women’s rights, political reform, prison reform, environmental justice, and body image.
I’m a proud graduate of Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, and Northview High School. My writing has appeared in Turnpike Magazine, Little Patuxent, The Maine Review, damselfly, Paste Magazine, Barking Sycamores, Broken Plate, Sweater Weather, Gnarled Oak, HowlRound, Non-Binary Review, and Pine Hills Review. I have also received numerous grants and awards, including nominations for two Pushcart Prizes, a nomination for a Community Award by the Rapidian, and a grant from Grand Valley State University to write a series of poems about sexual assault and domestic violence (The V-Card Series).
Other things that make me happy include: birdwatching, camping, hammocking, eating frozen yogurt, comedy, playing video and board games, discussing politics and social norms, hanging out with my husband, re-watching Parks & Rec, ice skating, and hiking.
Thank you to the amazing businesses and organizations
who I’m proud to support and call partners and friends.