I am an American living in a small village in Sweden with my husband and soon to be teenager daughter. My poetry deals with mental illness (in particular PTSD resulting from childhood trauma, Depression, Social Anxiety, and Dissociative Disorder), spiritual dilemmas/life’s big questions, social ineptitudes, rebellion and misanthropy, love both sublime and dysfunctional, grief, obsession, and really everything and anything to do with being human/the human condition. My fascination with the human condition led me to go door to door as a child asking people to share their life stories with me. In gathering the life stories of others I came to understand what it was to be truly loved, not because I was loved, but through the love of others for their own families. It was this undaunting belief in a reality where love exists which gave me the strength to break away from my abusive past and seek out healthier more meaningful relationships, not just with others but with myself as well. I manage a creative writing group that offers daily writing prompts, in addition, to my blog.