I have been
writing fiction, poetry, and plays for 17 years.
I have a BA in English from Harvard and have
written public relations articles for the Buckingham
Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, MA.
I have studied and participated in many forms
of communication: Theater of the Oppressed,
Drama Therapy, Psychodrama, Community Building,
and West African shamanic ritual. I have performed
in public squares, at demonstrations, and in
community organizations with Class Acts, a political
theater troupe; founded and led a theater of
the homeless in Boston based on the Los Angeles
Poverty Department; helped found Ancestral Wisdom
Bridge, a non-profit dedicated to teaching Dagara
spiritual practice; and have worked on well
drilling in rural Dano, Burkina Faso. I have
taught literacy and math in East New York. I
live in an intentional community in Yonkers,
I never thought I’d be doing marketing,
but I’ve realized that people with great
gifts often are unable to deliver them because
their marketing copy is uninspired, bland, and
stifling, and not specific enough about the
valuable things they offer. These people are
not really happy with it, and neither is their
bottom line. It’s a missed opportunity
for poetry and creativity and specificity, and
I am moved to take that opportunity!
Do you really believe it is possible to make a living without
compromising your integrity, or is this another mirage of capitalism?
Answer: I do feel in my gut
that there is a way, and I believe that depressive thinking in our
culture often blinds us to seeing it--and I also must admit I don't
know what that way is yet. I am finding out one step at a time,
and so far I have not felt any clear sense that I must comporomise my
integrity to do this work. If I do, I'll find other work.
People I Want to Thank
to give thanks to a few people who've made my work possible:
Tad Hargrave, who has given pay-what-you-can help and dozens of
free self-diagnostics, on-target book recommendations, massive
inspiration, stories that have moved me to tears, and nothing short of
a way for me to change my life--and much of this without my even having
to ask for it.
People who've looked over my site and given me feedback: Marcie Boyd, Lynne Goodman, Jami Garde, and Kythe Heller.
who've given me special encouragement, support, and hope that I can work in
alignment with my gifts and keep my integrity--Karen Hirsch, my coach,
Nancy Boyd, who put me in touch with her, the late Thomas J. Leonard, and others who are too
numerous to name.
course the ancestors, elements, nature beings, and helper spirits
without whom I'd get nowhere, for guidance, love, company, support, inspiration,