I own a small publishing company in the U.S., I’m a professor, a creative writing instructor, a published poet, and writer, and a former columnist for an Indigenous newspaper out of Toronto. I am also a healer.
I am Afro-American and Native American and bend toward this point of view when writing. While I have visited many alluring places around the world, I find the county I call home is always an enticing sight. It’s here I evoke walks through the woods with my grandmother to pick herbs and to make teas, as well as summon up oral stories I learned from my elders.
I am an abuse survivor with chronic illnesses. As a very young child, I escaped by writing and reading mythology, Tolkien, and Shakespeare. After three decades of therapy, beginning as an adolescent, I find my greatest aids are my writing and my spirituality. They keep me grounded, inspired, and evolving.