“One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began …
~~ Mary Oliver
I love the beauty of bearing witness to joy and sorrow, of finding myself in the place where they overlap, and always seeking to be at the cusp of healing and celebrating the humanness in one another. The world we live in is always transient, a brief journey perhaps, but I believe words and images and stories capture a moment of light that stays with us long after this brief journey is over.
I love language and photography and creative arts for their ability to show beauty where beauty was neglected, to inspire where hope was lost, and to show humanness in situations where people have been forgotten, misunderstood, marginalized, disregarded, dehumanized, and made invisible. Photography and creative image gives voice to the voiceless. Words and images help us be present, pay attention, live in the moment, and really see what the mind’s eye often misses. I also believe that all of this allows us to find our small yet significant place in the larger story of community and humanity. I also embrace stories of women, stories from Doula work, and stories of singlehood + motherhood. (How do these fit together? Check out my Motherhood, Or Not page on my blog.)
Please send me a Facebook message or email or use my contact page if you would like me to photograph you or your family or event, be a guest blogger, partner in a new journey you are venturing on, join your retreat, lead classes or sessions, talk all things creative, or just plain talk blogging and life. I’d be so very happy to chat with you.