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The power of sharing secrets

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Earlier this summer, I attended a zine-making workshop at East City Books, held by The Lily News. The Lily, a product of The Washington Post, is an all-woman run newspaper, based on the first U.S. newspaper edited by and for women, which was published from 1849-1853. The Lily was the first U.S. newspaper by women. We’re […]

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Profiled in Terp alumni magazine

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It’s an honor to be profiled in my alma mater’s alumni magazine Terp. Reporter Sala Levin interviewed me about why I write, the story behind Crumb-sized’s title, my hope for the book, and more. Like she wrote in the article, I really do hope that my creative writing will reach others who deal with chronic pain. Chronic […]

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Coming out about my invisible disability

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Last month, I had an article published in The Mighty called “Why I’m Coming Out About My Invisible Disability.” The Mighty is an online site, an online community, that publishes stories by people with disabilities, diseases, mental illnesses, and more. Its Who We Are Page states, “Having a disability or disease doesn’t have to be […]

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Good things come in Crumb-sized packages

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I’m so excited to share my second collection of poetry with you. Crumb-sized is being published by Unnamed Press in August — my birthday month! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to share another collection of poems with you, and so soon after my first was published. Crumb-sized is tired of being called short. These […]

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Worthy bodies: Highlighting disabled writers in District Lit

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District Lit, the journal I’m the Poetry Editor for, recently published our Disability Issue. These writers and artists share their raw truths about living with disabilities, chronic pain, invisible illness, and medical treatments. They share intimate medical histories, fears, hopes, pain, and scars. These are important voices, and I’m so excited and honored to share […]

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Poems in Daughter Literary Magazine

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I’m so excited to have two poems in Daughter’s inaugural issue. Daughter, a new literary magazine focusing on sharing the voices of women or female-identifying people, calls itself a lit mag for all women. The poems included are “This isn’t a poem about motherhood” and “Recipe to reduce pain.” “This isn’t a poem about motherhood” (pg. 22-23) is […]

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District Lit seeks work for our Disability, Medicine, and Illness issue

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District Lit is currently accepting poetry and creative nonfiction for our themed issue on Disability, Medicine, and Illness. We have Jen Stein Hauptmann, Assistant Editor at Rogue Agent, as a guest judge reading for this issue. While District Lit is always open to work from writers with disabilities, this themed issue will highlight poetry and nonfiction about living with […]

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Tabling with my sister at the DC Art + Book Fair

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My sister Hannah and I were accepted into the first ever DC Art + Book Fair! We’ll be sharing a table showcasing our art and writing on November 12 at Lab 1270 in Washington, D.C. There will be dozens of incredible artists, zines, writers, and more! Hannah will be selling her hand cut bookmaking and journals. A […]

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‘Body remembers’ in The Fem

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For the past year, I’ve been suffering from intense lower back pain that also causes numbness in my right foot. This pain was different from anything I’ve experienced. Although I was born with skeletal dysplasia, and have a bad case of scoliosis, my back never bothered me. Until last year. When it hit me hard. […]