Writer and Astrologer
I have always been a writer. I was paging through A Child’s Garden of Verses (circa age 2) when words first wooed and wowed me. They took me alive, convinced me of their power, and made me eat their beauty. Mir Alphabet (that mighty, mystical creature with 26 separate brains) persuaded me to worship dictionaries, poems, plays, and punctuation, as well as its corruptions; “Mir” is the inclusive form of madam or sir, btw. I grew up devoted to the English language —a fanatical phrasehound and a reliable addict of books. This undertaking was, quite simply, Love.
I have written hundreds of articles for magazines, anthologies, and websites —a pop culture-infused miscellany undergirded by my feminist sensibility, social justice obsession, and spiritual infatuation. I’ve worked in most of the ways a keyed-up logophile will: editor, essayist, joke writer, ghost writer, copywriter, caption writer, content writer, lecturer, professor, tutor, teacher, speaker, and waitress. I received my PhD in Critical and Cultural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh where I taught courses in English, Film, and Visual Culture for 13 years. And oh yes, I’ve won several awards (each infinitely prestigious, woefully underknown, and vigorously deserved) including the Guideposts Writers Workshop, and recently, the Folio: Eddie Award for Unity Magazine.
The light of truth thrills me and I want to help you and everyone else in the whole, wide-gorgeously-worth-it world to liberate the power that I know of as Voice. We need gobs more love letters to the world and to each other. And all the best writing is a love letter, really. You can also find me at the newly-created Moltan Soul where I’ve launched a course on authentic branding with my co-founder, Tania Segbefia of Lady T. Lately, my academic obsessions found a kindred alignment with the workings of astrology, once I found myself delving into its cultural influence and popularity. You can find my astrological chart consultations at Baroque Moon Astrology.
Love letters (and other biz) accepted via the form below.