I’m a 33-year-old mother of two in the process of getting a power wheelchair, and contrary to popular belief, it’s a wonderful thing. During a recent day out at the zoo with the family, I rented a motorized scooter to see if it helped with my pain levels and mobility. At a steep $40 price... Continue Reading →
There are moments I think I’m alone, and I forget that you’re around me. Then I remember that you are there and I become terrified. I can’t run. There’s no escape. So this time, I turn and face you. I lay my head and heart out for you. You envelop me and I leave my... Continue Reading →
“Your life won’t ever be the same,” the surgeon said. I turned over in my hospital bed, in a pitifully tiny brown room. He said the words I expected to hear. I was past that shock. My window looked out towards nothing but a brick wall. At least the daylight could shine in. I was... Continue Reading →
In short, it’s been another hell of a week. Last weekend kicked it off with a visit to the emergency room, followed by needle jabs, visits to the doctor, and intrusive exams. Luckily, it’s just a large ovarian cyst causing me so much trouble. But my oh my is that routine little nuisance a painful one.... Continue Reading →
I’ve felt stifled by social media lately and I’ve had to remember that while I’ve found a great tool to share my endeavors on my channels, social media itself is not a viable medium for my creative expression. It’s always changing, and I ove words and always have. But I must admit I often skip... Continue Reading →
I had the honor of photographing the Charleston Woodworking School Class of 2019 student projects earlier this summer. Congratulations to the students on their beautiful accomplishments! Here are a few of my favorites pieces.
The summer started off with an exciting and successful Kickstarter campaign to produce the latest children's book project I've contributed to, titled, Bo-Peep is My Name. I served as editor and creative consultant on the project, the book was written by Valerie L. Holmstrom, Ph.D, and illustrated by Tami Boyce. The Kickstarter campaign to produce Bo-Peep was successfully funded in... Continue Reading →
When bad things happen to children, it can be hard for them to understand and process what is happening. If children see repetitive patterns of abuse and violence, they can become desensitized and begin to objectify other people, animals, and even themselves, perpetuating the cycle of violence and trauma. We want to help break that... Continue Reading →