Do you wonder where in the world your story might be welcome or if belonging will always be out of reach? Are you weary of the ugly ways we treat each other and ourselves?
But I also know how it feels it to be so serious all the time. Heavy. Like World’s End is imminent, especially if I stepped over a single piece of litter instead of picking it up. I’m a writer, theologian and psychology groupie who craves a better world and who believes the best way to get there from our intensifying, dizzying one is connection, creativity and play.
My fiction, essays and poetry centers experiences of isolation – homelessness, mental and emotional distress, alienation from the natural world, disability – in hopes of holding space for these and other ways we feel cut off from others. I write about the various ways I’ve personally felt like an outsider – socially, relationally, emotionally, in my own family.