I am a writer, painter, and potter. I was drawn to writing late in life due to my professional life as a speech-language pathologist (SLP). I originally became an SLP because I liked science and needed to make money in some way. Speech-language pathology lead me to an interest in language, social communication, and writing. I am by nature a visual artist and dancer. I also practice the martial arts of jujitsu and aikido. I believe creativity heals ourselves and our society, and is a way to find an ethical, sustainable future.