About Me

I am a writer, editor, teacher, and disability advocate in the Washington, DC area. I have a Master of Education, extensive classroom teaching experience, and I love to speak with large and small groups about education, disability, mental health, and all things writing!

I write essays and reported articles, as well as fiction, creative nonfiction, interviews, book reviews, food pieces, and humor. My fiction has been awarded a spot on the Wigleaf Top 50, and my writing has been nominated for Best American Essays, The Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, and Best Microfiction. My work can be found in The Washington Post, The Week, Al Jazeera, Parents Magazine, Huffington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Brevity, The Rumpus, Today’s Parent, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Washington City Paper, She Knows, and many more newspapers, magazines, and literary journals. Follow me on Twitter @writesloud!

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Trauma-informed Changemakers: Hannah Grieco
A new webinar about effective positive change in school and at home.
Watch it here

The ‘Wild Ride’ of Writer Hannah Grieco
Read the interview

Writings & Speaking Engagements

They rage, and I struggle to help: What it’s like parenting children with mental illness 

First published in Washington Post’s “On Parenting,” this essay explores the challenging, complicated world of parenting kids with mood disorders. For this piece and more, please click here.

Six Summertime Childcare Options for Working Parents.

A satirical look at the challenges of summer, published in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.
For this piece and more, please click here.

Speaking Engagements

Advocacy support for autism, special education services, and mental health needs in children. Individual writing coaching and small/large group workshops.
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See my Upcoming Events here.