What I'm Doing Now
It's January. New York City is unseasonably warm. Aside from subtle touch of apocalypse, I don't it one bit.
This year, I'm working on changing my habits. So to start, I'm budgeting, waking up early, and writing every single day before work. Holy shit, it feels amazing.
After a four year hiatus, I re-launched my newsletter. Ever other Friday, I'll release a new story. Read and subscribe to that newsletter here.
I'm halfway through my MFA at Queens College. I'm studying with Nancy K. Miller again this Spring. I'm using my classes and newsletter to build toward a collection of essays about the weird and unexpected routes through which we heal. (For me: BDSM, MDMA, polyamory, sobriety, living on the road for 10 years)
After four years, I also wrapped my role as Community Programs Coordinator at the Crime Victims Treatment Center. I can confidently say that I ran the most joy-filled rape crisis and domestic violence program in New York City. Personal highlights include: Convincing 25 trauma therapists to record a Miley Cyrus lyric video and persuading my boss that our victims services organization needed a keg (we did). With the help of our amazing staff and volunteers, I carried our program through the worst of the pandemic and created our first virtual therapeutic writing group for trauma survivors. This work has been one of the greatest privileges of my life.
I reduced my working hours and took on a new role as Special Projects Manager at CVTC (which makes me feel like a secret agent). I'll continue training people to work with trauma survivors, expanding our services to hospitals across NYC, and run another therapeutic writing group in the Spring.
In February, I'm launching my first private writing group, modeled after the therapeutic writing group I created for trauma survivors at CVTC. The group will run Feb 27-April 3. Learn more about that group here.
Currently reading Moments of Being by Virginia Woolf.
This "now" page was inspired by my favorite human and former boss, Derek Sivers.
This page was last updated Jan 30, 2023.