Words Can Change The World.

Author. Speaker. Educator. Advocate.

Words Can Change The World.

Author. Speaker. Educator. Advocate.

Words Can Change The World.

Author. Speaker. Educator. Advocate.

Words Can Change The World.

Author. Speaker. Educator. Advocate.

Books

I write books that shine light on difficult subjects with grace and humor.

 

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THE FREELANCE ACADEMIC: Transform Your Creative Life and Career
LOVE AND ENTROPY: A Hollywood Lights Novella
FALLOUT GIRL: A Hollywood Lights Novel
CHASING CHAOS: A Hollywood Lights Novel
ENTANGLEMENT: A Hollywood Lights Novel
LIFE OF THE MIND INTERRUPTED: Essays on Mental Health and Disability in Higher Education
HOW TO STAY: A Hollywood Lights Novella
New Book! TAKE YOUR CHARMING SOMEWHERE ELSE
TAKE YOUR CHARMING SOMEWHERE ELSE: A Hollywood Lights Novel
EVEN IF YOU’RE BROKEN: Essays on Sexual Assault and #MeToo

The Magicians: What Not To Do with Female Characters

:: I’m so tired of television shows and movies that can’t imagine women outside of basic tropes. That can’t imagine female friendships. That can’t imagine female experiences—including female pain—outside of a few certain experiences. There is so much life that women experience but we rarely see it on screen because women aren’t in writer’s rooms or behind the camera. 

How to Write About Your Kids without Being Awful

:: You can choose to write nothing about your kids, which is a fine choice, or you can write about your kids with utter kindness, respect, and gratitude. And even then, you must be careful.

I’m Disabled and I Don’t Have to Share My Secrets. My Children Don’t Have to, Either.

:: Part of changing the world means that my kids do not have to yield their privacy for other people’s comfort.

Pain, Guilt, and the Stealthiness of Depression

:: Depression, too, can be a symptom of a concussion, but I don’t think that’s what this is, this wily creature slipping in through the cracks that have opened in me, cracks created by loneliness and boredom, by pain and inertia.