teller of stories. empathy first. 

faith / 27 / social worker / therapist


in addition to writing, i read jfk biographies, study social work, and test my boyfriend's patience.

i like movies about sharks and songs from 2006. i don't like ketchup or carnations.

my writing aims to be as trauma informed and victim/survivor centric as possible; i recognize that this can be controversial and challenging to do so properly. i might get it wrong. should my writing contradict your lived experience, i would love to chat about it. my inbox is always open and i welcome any and all feedback.


--- in your own words: completed as of 2018, in constant rewrites
  • JoinedJuly 21, 2016

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Hey, folks! I'm finishing my summer semester (this time next year I'll be an ACTUAL therapist ahhh) and I've noticed that I have about 150 new readers on IYOW in the last two days. No idea where y'al...
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