Born in Port Chester, NY, I’m the daughter of a gypsy queen and a gynecologist. My parents are divorced, but they jointly support all my wacky endeavors and play a mean game of scrabble. My childhood was filled with rainbows and cotton candy, and I believe that if all children had parents like mine then world peace would be right around the corner.
As a young woman I lived in both conservative, Greenwich, CT and whimsical, Santa Fe, NM. I spent my high school years soaking up all the fancy Rye Country Day School had to offer and in 1996 I entered Rollins College. Much fun was had, resulting in a degree. After College I studied at Oxford University and following that moved to Paris to drink wine and eat cheese. After my European sojourn, I completed my MFA in Creative Writing at Emerson College and I am now hard at work at a PhD in Women’s Studies in sunny south Florida.
I’m married to a dreamer who calls me pumpkin poop and makes me feel like burping hearts. I laugh heartily and sometimes giggle too, (depending on how attractive you are.) Advocating gross consumption of popular and not so popular culture, I rent five movies or buy three books at a time because I want to watch or read them all and just can’t pick one. I also freely offer to share my oatmeal chocolate chip cranberry cookie recipe, which is by far the best in the world.
When I’m not busily reading the mind aching works of feminist philosophers, I am a adjunct instructor in the Women, Gender and Sexuality Department at Florida Atlantic University – where I bust open and enlighten young minds everyday. I also work as a body positive coach (www.extraordinarybeing.com) and maintain a body positive facebook page: www.facebook.com/extrabeing. If you are interested in having me speak for your group please contact Soapbox, Inc.
Oh, and I’m Fat. Take that bitches.