As a creative nonfiction writer, I interrogate the meaning and expectations of gender roles and sexuality, the significance and impact of familial relationships, and the effect of trauma on the mind. I am particularly drawn to experimental and flash forms of creative nonfiction that disrupt the traditional narrative telling. Through these forms, I capture a visceral sense of trauma or intensity, using other types of information such as journal entries, lists, interviews, etc. to balance the story’s emotional impact. In some cases, this outside information allows me to integrate humor and absurdity into the story, providing lightness and juxtaposition for the reader, and with it, a renewed energy to dig deeper into challenging narratives.
No Matter What Point In Time (forthcoming) PANK
Messages From A Former Cambodian Prison Talking Writing
Ep. 42: From the page to the stage Behind the Prose (interview)
Pillars The Fem Literary Magazine
Xmas Dreamin’: An 8th Grade WishList Queen Mob’s Teahouse
Your Daily Imminent Demise: Horoscopes Queen Mob’s Teahouse
Talk Like a Neighbor OhioEdit
How to Take Advantage of My Wedding A Practical Wedding
My Mother Nature (forthcoming) Calyx
Pillars Nine Lives: A Life in 10 Minutes Anthology
Don’t Borrow Trouble* Creative Nonfiction Magazine
*Listed as “Notable” in Best American Essays 2015
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