I'm a writer, mother, activist, artist, homeschooler, grad student and many other things. I've written a novella through a text messaging service and had my work featured at YouthNoise, Ecorazzi, BluMail, Teaching Tolerance, The Institute for Democratic Education in America, The Whole Child Blog and many other publications both on and offline.
I have also played many other roles: I've managed a restaurant, debated across the country, taught children in Spain, run a handful of student organizations and retreats, served as the Editor/Producer/Citizen Journalist Manager for a nonprofit organization, sung in choir for many years, volunteered with dozens of organizations and interned with a few, home-schooled two bright girls, taught CPR and first aid, painted faces, cared for many a pet, tutored college students, and protested a thing or two. I am married to my high school sweetheart, and we have a very tenacious six-year-old daughter.
Aside from my main passions of writing, art, and reading, I love to play with my daughter, learn new things, have date nights with The Husband, and highlight anything within my reach. I'm very interested in social justice, self-directed learning, children's rights, feminism, fantasy and YA lit, Health at Every Size, and generally subverting the dominant paradigm. ;) You can visit me at my blog.