I started out with a BA Honours in Psychology, working with youth facing emotional and mental health struggles who lived in group homes and a secure detention centre. From there, I joined a community rehab team for adults with acquired brain injuries, followed by pursuing my dreams of writing and moving my life to the East Coast. This was the beginning of a journey to finding out who I was (this journey is ongoing), as a writer and seeker of my voice, story, and well-being, and to connect with those who have felt excluded, unloved, and abandoned.
After taking writing courses at York University and Trent University, I took the leap and followed my dreams out to the East Coast, to the University of New Brunswick, where I completed my MA in and CW & English Lit. My poems have been published in several Canadian literary magazines. I have a published Chapbook and I am currently finishing my first book manuscript. As I work as a Librarian in Ontario, I continue to advocate for and support those struggling with mental illness, poverty, homelessness, addiction, trauma, social disconnection, and more.
Please contact me here anytime. I would love to chat poems, or writing, or photography, or about mental health and homelessness, or whatever is on your mind.