What I'm Doing Now
It's January. New York City just had its first snow. My pup, Casino, is thrilled.
I'm in the last semester of my MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing at Queens College. Teaching composition and nonfiction creative writing at Queens College and with The New School & JCC Manhattan.
I'm deep in the process of drafting my memoir-in-essays, building toward a collection of stories about the weird and unexpected routes through which we heal. (For me: BDSM, polyamory, 12-step recovery, living on the road for 10 years). I'm still releasing a new story every other Friday exploring those same themes. Read and subscribe to that newsletter here.
After five years, I wrapped my role at at the Crime Victims Treatment Center. I can confidently say that I ran the most joy-filled projects and 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.
Currently reading Hurts So Good: The Science and Culture of Pain on Purpose by Leigh Cowart.
This "now" page was inspired by my favorite human and former boss, Derek Sivers.
This page was last updated Jan 17, 2024.