I’m interested in writing within the tensions of our humanity, holding space for the both and: our joy and our grief, beauty and brokenness, courage and fear, celebration and rage, and everything in between.
My hope is that my writing has the ability to connect to what lies at the core of being human. Whether I am writing poetry, a newsletter, or an essay my writing aims to be honest, attentive, and centered around connection. May these words housed here connect and encourage you.
Paying Attention Compilation January 2022 Introduction: I read Mary Oliver’s poem “Sometimes” for the first time in the summer of 2020 and this stanza below is one I haven’t been able to stop thinking about ever since. Instructions for living a life: Pay Attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. Mary Oliver The reason I keep […]
Speak: Poetry Edition May 2021 For this compilation, I wanted to return back to an older prompt, but focus it in on poetry. With each compilation, I noticed more and more people were writing poetry. I had never done a genre focused prompt, but in honor of April being poetry month, I wanted to try […]
Remember Compilation January 2021 When I was trying to determine the next prompt to share with people, I was seeking to find a word that would feel open-ended and a word that could invoke a potentially healing writing process. When I thought about the word healing, the word remember came to my mind. The word […]
BRAVE COMPILATION April 2020 & June 2020 In the midst of the pandemic, I wanted to create a space for people to write and share their words. I kept thinking about how much bravery was taking place in so much uncertainty. I was also thinking about how the very act of writing is brave. And […]
One-Word Compilation March 2020 Over the past couple of years I have been asking people to write in response to various prompts. Often these prompts have been specific and geared towards a question or a specific word. This time around, I wanted to do something a little different. I wanted to do a prompt that […]
Speak Compilation November 2019 It has been five years since I have started to ask others to share their writing through these compilations. This year though is the first year that I am asking people to write every day through teaching. As I ask my students to write, I am constantly reminded that the process […]
What do you hear? Compilation June 2019 This writing compilation in many ways builds off of the previous conversations pieced together in the questions— What do you see? What does the world need more? What does the world need less of? And, just like the last two compilations, the conversations created are something special. There […]
What does the world need more? What does the world need less of compilation? April 2019 This question can be taken in a million different directions. It is a complicated and complex question because when we say we need more of something, we are also saying we need less of something else. And vise versa. […]
What do you see? Compilation November- December 2018 Sight. Vision. Perspective. It is all a beautiful mystery to me. We all see from different vantage points. Sometimes we choose what we see and what we don’t see. Sometimes we cannot choose what we see and that can be the most painful element to sight. Sometimes […]
Home Compilation September 2018 I every so often will ask people to write on a prompt or a word. This past month I asked people to write about their thoughts, stories, and reflections on the word home. I have been receiving emails each week of different writing pieces on the word and each piece has […]