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I’m a self-taught artist from Pittsburgh, PA where I grew up in a big family with lots of animals and was unschooled for most of my K-12 education. I loved to read (still do) and escaped into books to avoid hard things, riding the 67F bus down to the Carnegie Library and carrying home as many books as I could many days a week. I’ve also lived in Bellingham, WA, Saint Louis, MO & Montgomery, AL.

I studied Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Creative Writing at Washington University in St Louis. I really want to live near Santa Fe someday, the southwestern landscape inspires me and I feel like my favorite version of myself in it. I would also love to live in the PNW again. I am a lifelong vegetarian, have lived in more apartments and houses than I can count, was once homeless and have hitchhiked up the California coast.

I currently reside & create in Birmingham, AL, USA. See the resume below for a list of places my work has been shown, featured or published.

I’ve independently published two books, One Six Billionth and Putting The Ghosts to Rest: Poems, which are available on Amazon as paperbacks or Kindle ebooks or on my shop page.

I’m currently working on a new writing project. It's a hybrid of creative nonfiction, poetry & photographs (which you can view in the “Manuscript Images” section of this site. I have been workshopping it with Ariel Gore, author of We Were Witches, The End of Eve & many other books. I have an author crush on her so getting to work with her is really cool. I'm hoping to get it published by a small press someday.

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RESUME

AWARDS & HONORS

  • 2018 Advocates For Youth “1-in-3 Photography Project” grant recipient

  • 2012 Photographic work featured multiple times on the front-page of Wordpress.com

  • 2012 Completed graduate-level independent study in poetry with Philip Matthews

  • 2010 Winner of freshman writing competition at Washington University in St Louis

PROJECTS & WORK

  • 2017 to 2018 Deer Heart Magazine, Founder & Editor

  • 2014 Washington University in St Louis, Commissioned Photographer

  • 2013 Riverfront Times, Saint Louis MO, Commissioned Photographer

  • 2012 to 2013 Endangered Wolf Center, Volunteer Photographer

  • 2012 Missouri Botanical Garden, Photography Intern

SELECT PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS

  • 2018 Part of “Reproductive Justice Activism Show,” Washington Court Hotel, Washington DC

  • 2015 Part of “Environmental Landscapes,” Whitebox, Saint Louis MO

  • 2015 Part of “Perception Isn’t Always Reality,” Kranzberg Arts Center, Saint Louis MO

  • 2014 Part of “Portraits,” Regional Arts Commission, Saint Louis MO

  • 2014 Part of “From Darkness to Light,” Foundation Gallery, New York City NY

  • 2012 Solo Exhibition, “Eleven Images,” La Mancha Coffeehouse, Saint Louis MO

PRESS

  • VSA Missouri

  • Saint Louis Story Stichers

  • Tonbomai

  • South County Times

  • Photo Flood STL

  • Kranzberg Arts Center

  • Elements

SELECT PHOTOGRAPHY PUBLICATIONS

  • The Phoblographer

  • Huffington Post

  • Riverfront Times

  • Broken Light Collective

  • Blue Monday Review

  • A&S Magazine

  • Armour Magazine

  • Spires Intercollegiate Arts & Literary Magazine (cover)

  • Student Life

SELECT POETRY & WRITING PUBLICATIONS

  • Kalkion

  • The Bookends Review

  • Camroc Press Review

  • Editor’s Eye

  • Cur.ren.cy Literary Magazine

  • Danse Macabre du Jour

  • Sam Fox School of Art & Design’s Website

  • Feministing

  • 52/250 A Year of Flash Fiction

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