I’m so happy you found me. I am a writer and photographer presently living in Boston, Massachusetts. I have been a writer since I was six years old when I began by interviewing my dog with my reporter’s notebook and Polaroid camera.
I’ve been writing ever since and have been fortunate to work with some wonderful publications in the US, Europe, and Sweden. I love what I do for a living. This website, my own publication (brand new and redesigned), is where I will share with you ideas on creativity, art, design, wellness, politics, feminism, culture and lifestyle. These are some of the topics I enjoy writing about, but I also love telling stories with images. I hope you will enjoy your visit here, take a look around, check out the gallery, and maybe even honor me with your subscription to this blog. If you seek a writer or photographer for one of your projects, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to the conversation.
An open letter to my international friends and associates,
It is sometimes a surreal experience seeing the US from an outside perspective. Living now in Sweden, as an American citizen, I consume a huge amount of news from many resources. Many of them from the United States such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, PBS, NPR, Washington Post, Vox and others. I also consume a great deal of news from International resources – Associated Press, Reuters, RT, Al Jazeera, BBC, The Guardian, Göteborg Posten, SvD, and others.
Every morning I sit with the US and International news. And every morning for the last several months, I start my day in a state of complete disbelief, anxiety, and astonishment. I feel embarrassed, and not just a little freaked out, by the implications these headlines are having on our international friends. I am, of course, writing about the 2016 presidential election coverage and its Republican nominee.Read More»
Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. – Audre Lorde
It really wasn’t as dramatic as “political warfare” – then again in today’s political and socioeconomic environment, maybe it is – but when I first read Audre Lorde’s quote I immediately felt empowered. I felt like jumping up and shouting “Yes, by god, that’s right!”
You see, for years I took care of myself – always dressed well, loved designer shoes and handbags, adored bubble baths – but it wasn’t until just recently that I discovered that the idea of taking care of one’s self, in terms of being fit, fashionable and clean was very different from actually “caring for one’s self”. I believe what Lorde is talking about goes way beyond simply bathing every day and working out.Read More»