I am a queer, white, non-binary (she/her/hers pronouns) parent. I am an art-maker, an activist, a psychotherapist, a podcaster, a group facilitator. I am someone living with auto-immune based chronic health issues. I am a scholar of critical, psychoanalytic and mindfulness based theories. I chase the sun whenever I can and have a small dog named Pickle. I currently reside on Lenape land in Brooklyn, NY and want to keep this in the front of my mind more often.
I received a Masters of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies in 2007 and a Masters of Social Work from Smith College in 2013. In 2017, I completed a certificate program at The Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. Additionally, I served as the Program Director at Balance Eating Disorder treatment center and have years of experience working with issues related to trauma and its impact on the body. I have published on the topics of intergenerational trauma transmission, the treatment of eating disorders, sexual assault in the music industry and gender dysphoria.
I want to offer our bodies space to talk about struggles with nourishment and disordered eating, dysphoria, racism, chronic pain/disability, transphobia, xenophobia, body changes in parenthood, intergenerational trauma, the medical/wellness/therapy industrial complex and its lack of inclusion of queer bodies and much more! The people I interview are embodiments of many of these struggles as well as inspirations. They remind us that in the alchemical process of touching in on our pain we can and often do generate so many beautiful and complex queer lives.
I made this podcast to generate a space of recognition for our wounded parts. While we talk about about serious topics like barriers to queer embodiment, there WILL be levity and joy alongside grief.