Ask me about my work, and I’ll have a hard time stopping at the basics: I am owner/director of Women Writing for (a) Change – Vermont, a creative writing project that empowers young and adult women’s voices and celebrates change in their lives and their worlds. In the ten years I’ve been doing this work, I have been blessed with many opportunities to share our writing practices and help midwife the words of a wide spectrum of women: both young and adult women in the core classes; those seeking to send their words out into the world; women with the courage to leave abusive relationships; incarcerated women; those healing from illness; and more. While my professional work is my passion, it is not my heart.
Watch me romping with my dog Loki along the familiar shoreline of Cherry and Webb beach in Westport, Massachusetts [summer home for each and every year of my children’s growing up and out of the nest]; or hike Vermont’s Mt. Mansfield with me in any season [and welcome to my year-round home in one of the nation’s most liveable states]; or sneak a peek at me dancing with my devoted husband Jim [rhumba, salsa, waltz — we do it all!]; or enjoy a fruit-rich glass of a garnet-ruby Malbec blend and conversation while I prepare us a tasty Indian curry or fresh plum zwetschgendatschi . . . and you’ll learn more about me than I’d ever be able to put into words.