My upbringing was enmeshed in love and laughter, but was not your average childhood. I had a storied time in Alaska, Washington, and Northern California before losing my mother to suicide at fourteen years old. As an adult, I faced three mass lay-offs in the five years after the recession began, followed by a 32-month health crisis. I’ve also lived in 8 different cities since graduating college in 2005. Whew.
Dealing with all of these choices and events led to lots of shenanigans, risky choices, a brief stint in jail, homelessness, and, eventually and sometimes simultaneously – reflection and lessons learned. (How I Lost All My F-cks is a result of that last bit.)
I fell in love with meditation in 2002 after being introduced in a philosophy course, but really committed in 2012. Mindfulness, its result, is a huge passion of mine. I’m also a very spiritual person, taoist living and tarot being my biggest touchstones. I still battle fibromyalgia, and am an advocate for spoonies and a wellness junkie. Cannabis has been crucial to surviving this health debacle, and I’m a passionate advocate for it as well. (One of those “fire in her belly” types, no doubt.)
I have a Bachelor’s in Fine Art from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (I also had concentrations in Philosophy and Sociology.) I’ve shown in many shows throughout the left states, and have been lucky enough to garner many commissions. In addition to these things, I make a damn fine veggie curry, adore playing outside, and throw a killer charity fundraiser. I’m living in San Pedro, California with LBC plans for the near-future.