I believe story – written or performed – structures life experience. I believe stories we tell ourselves shape who we believe we are. I believe the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves shape how we act in the world.
But also, playing with the zing of language, the sometimes shifting ground of meaning making, and the satisfying moment when a structure – a beginning, middle and end, or pearls of ideas and events put together in a chosen order crystallizes an opportunity for play, mastery and learning that our goal as writers is only learning to fail in better ways, more often.
I am a trained teaching artist who writes memoir and performs personal stories. I have experience working with elders, women and adults who experience disabilities, particularly mental illness in addition to cross-disability challenges. I also have experience with intergenerational pairs between adults and between elders and young people.
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