I’m an artist, art photographer, poet, writer-activist and self-published author. Much of my poetry is autobiographical or writer-activism. My first published work is an ebook of poetry entitled, “My Life In Poetry.” My second published work is also an ebook; it’s a short romance novelette of paranormal fiction.
I am a writing activist for a just and equitable society. As a photographer, I gravitate to rural scenes of old and/or abandoned structures. I’ve always been drawn to the dichotomy of decay being overtaken by new life in the form of natural growth. I also try to capture something more quintessential in human or animal photography than just another portrait.
My writer-activism begins from my devout faith, grounded in the belief that "God is love" and if we know love we know God [1 John 4], and in Jesus' own command to his followers, to be known as His by our love for others [John 13:35]. I am first and foremost, a progressive Christian, committed to trying to live a Christ-like Faith. I may not always be successful, but I try to come from a perspective of compassion, humility and kindness; this is how I believe I may demonstrate the image of God in the world.
"May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight,O Lord, my strength and my redeemer." [Psalm 19:14]
My early life was full of pain and heartache, yet I did more than survive. I overcame with the help of truly good and decent people… some of the kindest and best people I've ever known… people of varied beliefs and non-belief, people of varied orientation and gender identity… just bone-deep decent human beings. From among such people as these, I grew my own family.
I may never be wealthy, but I am rich in love and the loyalty of my friends and the family I built for myself. I’m a devoted mother to an amazing son who’s a tech phenom with a heart of giving and empathy, on a path to a career in medicine. For more than thirty years, I have been married to a Persian immigrant; he the kindest, most gentle and loving husband and father for whom I could ever have hoped… just a bone-deep decent human being.