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. Read my work in The Washington Post, The Week, Al Jazeera, The Independent, 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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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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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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