Born and raised in South Minneapolis I’ve been privileged to travel the world, specifically Europe and the Middle East. These travels have given me a different perspective on what is necessary and what is possible. It was through my travels that I realized that it was possible to live well without owning a car, that small housing doesn’t have to mean cramped living, that we are not limited to recycling but that reuse is very doable, and that the best life is filled with good food, good friends, and travel.
I have a soft spot in my heart for history, Egyptology most of all. I expected to pursue such studies and end up in a museum environment but was uncomfortable with the residue of colonialism in the field. My interest in history also gives me inspiration to question expectations and things seen as “normal” in our society.
I am a pacifist with a strong commitment to social justice. From the time I became politically aware, starting in my teens, I have been vocal and active against war, police brutality, capitalism, racism, sexism, and climate change. To this end I have participated in protests, started and signed petitions, volunteered my time, supported organizations financially, and choose ethical and equitable purchases whenever possible.
All of this is to say that I have a wide range or interests and passions. I am fortunate to be able to explore these through my writing and my art.