I have been writing, collaborating, facilitating, and creating dynamic learning experiences for people of all ages and abilities for over 20 years. My work is inspired by brain science, somatics, the power of storytelling, popular education, and lifelong learning in diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and transformative justice.
As a special educator, I have skills in data analysis, universal design, crafting relevant, measurable learning objectives, coordinating teams, and action mapping for behavior change. I love to get creative and help people learn and grow by any means necessary.
I am now integrating these skills as a learning experience designer, upskilling with Rise 360, Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, and other design and authoring tools.
I am planning to re-design this site with a new web host soon - pardon the mess during this transition! Please check back soon as I add more projects throughout spring and summer of 2023.
Domestic Workers Save Lives Analysis on reproductive labor and the caring economy - commissioned for Medium by Domestic Employers (a partner of NDWA) and reprinted in MomsRising
El Amor de la Comunidad Photo essay and bilingual interviews with Chicago (im)migrant parent educators and community organizers - published by Transition Network and republished by Resilence
From Self-Defense to Self-Determination Interview with Aleta Alston-Touré on the Free Marissa movement, racial justice activism, and forming the first US intentional community led by Black women - published by Transition Network (Some of the formatting here has been lost, and the images are no longer visible. For an unformatted version with original photos, please click here)
Come For the Fun, Stay for the Revolution A roundup of grassroots community organizers who occupy public spaces to bring intergenerational art and programming to people of all ages, published by Transition Network and republished by Resilience
Patrick Emerson via Flickr. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/legalcode
Demeter in Kansas Historical fiction excerpted from novel-in- progress Inside the Wow, blending research about the Dust Bowl, climate change, and burlesque history - Second Prize in the 2016 Literal Latte Fiction Award