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 fiction, essays, interviews, poetry, and more. My work can be found on the Wigleaf Top 50, and has been nominated many times for Best American Essays, The Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, and Best Microfiction.

Find me in The Washington Post, The Week, Al Jazeera, The Independent, Huffington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Brevity, The Rumpus,  McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Poet Lore, Fairy Tale Review, and many more newspapers, magazines, and literary journals. Follow me on Twitter @writesloud!

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A Taste:

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

An essay published in The Washington Post.

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Tradition

A short story published in Passages North, selected for Wigleaf Top 50 and nominated for Best Small Fictions.

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A Small Consolation

A short work of nonfiction featured in Brevity Magazine.
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