I do so love to laugh. I love cynical, dry humor. I'm your "Running With Scissors" or "Mary and Max" type gal. Give me a dysfunction giggle any day. I get it all the way. In the midst of laughter I feel a seriousness settled into me. I don't have time to play around. That … Continue reading Life Is Serious
Click the player below to listen to the two hour interview as I talk with Janaki of The (Not So) Sacred Radio Show about my childhood growing on in a bible based cult.
This video of "Sea Angel" is an audio poem from my poetry book and accompanying spoken word cd, "Dusted Shelves", which I published in 2011. This particular poem was written during a time when I was deeply depressed. I was in the cusp of writing out childhood trauma in "Cult Child", my memoir. I listen … Continue reading Sea Angel
Once a Victim Now a Survivor Award I'm really honored to be payed forward the "Once a Victim Now a Survivor Award". Thank you so much, Darque Thoughts I appreciate everyone who takes the time to read my emotional vomiting. If one reader feels less alone, then all the retching is worth it. Thank you … Continue reading I Received a Beautiful Award!
I thought I'd feel reprieve; some kind of soul relief to find out she died, crucified by slow breaths; a painful death,
"Brother Coblin announces at service one night that we’re all going to get to watch a movie called The Hiding Place. It’s about a woman named Corrie Ten Boom, a Jew who was in the concentration camps during World War II. I’m excited to get to watch a real life movie. I think … Continue reading The Hiding Place (“Cult Child” excerpt)
This was not an easy photo for me to do this morning. I cried. It hurt to take. I was swept back to being a five year old child, mouth taped so often to train me to be silent, just like this, except it was white packing tape, so even more humiliating as I couldn't … Continue reading Broken Until Spoken
What do you allow your inner voices to say to you? They sound a bit like this, yes? Are they telling you positive things? They should be! If not, you have the control to listen only to the loving voices.
He gently took my hands and said, "my dear, think clearly about your human journey." He paused to give me time. Then he continued, "You must have trained a long time for this mission." I must have.
"Motherless Child" mixed media / acrylic it The screaming child who grows into a grief stricken young girl becomes a woman, now awake in the knowing of who she is. "all along I saw your world, and I did not want to be here." **This piece is not for sale** With influences from Jill Greenburg's … Continue reading Motherless Child