Maya Angelou

"When I am writing, I am trying to find out who I am, who we are, what we're capable of, how we feel, how we lose and stand up, and go on from darkness into darkness.

Rainer Maria Rilke once wrote in a letter to a young poet, “This above all—ask yourself in the stillest hour of your night: must I write? Delve into yourself for a deep answer. And if this should be affirmative, if you meet the earnest question with a strong and simple “I must” then build your life according to that necessity…” 

My answer to this question is that I must. This small corner of the internet is a part of me building my life according to that necessity. As I build, I want to build alongside others. 

I am an introverted people’s person. I need the quiet and I need the connection, writing allows me to have both. When I was 16, I had an urge to start a blog in order to allow writing to become a means of connection and encouragement. Over the years, that blog evolved into a space where I also invited others to write. I would create a few prompts every year that I’d share with others to write on. People would send in their writing and I’d create a compilation. As the compilations grew and as I grew as a writer, my blog evolved into a website and my writing began to expand into the realm of poetry. 

As my health took a turn in 2021 due to my rare kidney disease, writing grew to be a part of my livelihood. I had to switch gears and step away from the classroom. In doing so,  I made a deal with myself: I could not stop dreaming. In all the change, I began to take advantage of the time I had to more seriously pursuing writing. I attended Mari Andrews' Writing Retreat, compiled together some of my poems from last year and created a book, started a bi-weekly newsletter, created a Patreon, and began working with others as a writing coach. More than ever before, writing has become ingrained to my day-to-day life.  

I look at this pivot and writing space not as me rebuilding, but instead as me building upon all that I’ve invested into prior to the here and now. I think of my high school self desperate to find ways to express. I think of my college self creatively wanting to break down the barriers people have internally when it comes to writing and sharing writing. I think of the nervous student teacher seeking to inspire 6th graders, only to be left inspired by them and their brilliance. I think of my post-graduate self learning to use writing as a means of healing and advocating. And, I think of every 8th grade student I had the joy of teaching and the sheer privilege it was to come alongside them as a writer. 

This space is for them. 
This space is for all my younger selves.
This space is for you. 


About Me and My Writing

Behind writing and working with others

Early on in my career as an English teacher I established a philosophy of teaching that revolved around the writer. 

Whether I am teaching or coaching, I am working with the writer, not solely the writing. To see one’s writing in wholeness is to see the writer. Whenever I have the privilege of working alongside someone with their creative process, I do not simply want to provide feedback to what you have written, I want to know your process. I want to know more of the story behind the work you are doing. I want to know where you feel stuck, where your fear is loud, and where your confidence feels high. Only then can I approach your work with the attention, care, and intentionality that it deserves. 

I deeply believe that within each of us is a creator. Whether you feel like one who writes in the quiet mornings of your day in a journal that no one else sees or you are someone constantly writing in public or you are somewhere in between, you are a writer. Much of the work that I do is to remind you of that and is to further instill in you a confidence in yourself and in your writing, with an awareness that, yes, we are all in process and have room to grow. How can we grow and write if we do not see ourselves as a writer? I am here to help you grow your writing, but more importantly to grow you as a writer. 


My Philosophy

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Behind writing and working with others

In 2015, I moved to Athens, Ga to pursue undergraduate degrees in English and English Education. I haven't left Athens since. 

Throughout my time in Athens, I have earned two Bachelor's degrees and a Master's degree in English Education. I've gone through the Red Clay Writing Fellowship connected to the National Writing Project. I've taught 6th grade and 8th grade English. I've cultivated a space for a community of writers to come together to write and share their writing. I've been the writing coach for innovative leaders seeking to use writing to grow their businesses. I've worked with doctoral students in order to to help revise and edit their dissertations. I've helped people adjust their writing process in such a way that aligns more with their way of thinking and that provides more structure and efficiency. I've created compilations of writing for over 7 years that anyone can write for in order to create a safe space to share writing. 

So much of my life in Athens has been driven by writing and working with other writers. Throughout my experience, I have worked with those who love writing and easily see themselves as a writer and I've also worked with those who hate writing and would never define themselves as a writer.

Wherever you are on the spectrum, I'd love to help you grow into more of your potential with writing. 


My Experience

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