I’m so happy you found me. I am a writer, photographer, and designer presently living in Boston, Massachusetts having repatriated after five years in Sweden. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember even back when I was six years old and began by interviewing my dog with my reporter’s notebook and Polaroid camera.
I’ve been writing ever since, and include photography and design work as business services. I have been fortunate to work with some wonderful publications in the US, Europe, and Sweden. Prior to my move abroad, I was honored to sit on the Board of Directors for Connecticut AIGA – the professional association for design.
This website (brand new and redesigned) is where I will share with you ideas on creativity, art, design, wellness, politics, feminism, culture, and lifestyle. While I love telling stories with words, I also enjoy telling stories with images. I hope you will enjoy your visit here. If you seek artistic services 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»