I’m a self-taught artist from Pittsburgh, PA where I grew up in a big family with lots of animals & 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 & 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 / Creative Writing at Washington University in St Louis. I really want to live near Santa Fe someday, the southwestern landscape inspires me & 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 & have hitchhiked up the California coast.
I currently reside & create in Birmingham, AL. 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 & Putting The Ghosts to Rest: Poems, which are available on Amazon as paperbacks, 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 work-shopping it with Ariel Gore, the author of two books I love (We Were Witches & The End of Eve), & other fellow writers. I'm hoping to get it published by a small press someday.
I offer portraiture shoots at Birmingham Portraits.
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
Saint Louis Story Stichers
South County Times
Photo Flood STL
Kranzberg Arts Center
SELECT PHOTOGRAPHY PUBLICATIONS
Broken Light Collective
Blue Monday Review
Spires Intercollegiate Arts & Literary Magazine (cover)
SELECT POETRY & WRITING PUBLICATIONS
The Bookends Review
Camroc Press Review
Cur.ren.cy Literary Magazine
Danse Macabre du Jour
Sam Fox School of Art & Design’s Website
52/250 A Year of Flash Fiction