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Hello and welcome to my small corner of the Internet. I am a writer from New Mexico now living in New York. I cover culture, books, travel, French, philosophy, spirituality, art, art history and oddities. I have profiled scientists, collectors, acrobats, musicians, activists, Buddhist monks and museum curators. I am available to write for you.

My essays and journalism have appeared in The Huffington Post, Guernica, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Mask Magazine, Downtown Magazine NYC, The Tulane Review, The Daily Texan, fields and Opium Magazine. I am a recipient of a scholarship from Electric Literature, and my creative nonfiction essay, "Love Letter to Virginia Woolf," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for 2018. My essay, "Everything Presses In," was a finalist at the Blue Mesa Review nonfiction contest, judged by Rigoberto Gonz├ílez in 2017. I hold a BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin and an MA from the American University of Paris.

I am also working on a novel. I am pitching the book as a mash-up of Jitterbug Perfume (Tom Robbins) and Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin). The story follows two young women on a road trip through the south of France. Their relationships play out against a backdrop of anti-Arab riots and post-9/11 political darkness, and there are elements of magical realism. Ask me about it.


Here is a collection of phrases by Clarice Lispector that I like:

The vibrant substratum of the word repeated.
— Clarice Lispector
My song belongs to no one.
— Clarice Lispector
If I have to be an object, let me be an object that screams.
— Clarice Lispector
Everything presses in.
— Clarice Lispector
As for music, where does it go?
— Clarice Lispector
Behind the behind of the though-feeling, I am an urgent object.
— Clarice Lispector
Sometimes I end up stopping.
— Clarice Lispector
The dry echo in the dark, humid dawn.
— Clarice Lispector

Robert Bresson (1954)

Robert Bresson (1954)

Tunis (1994)

Tunis (1994)

Hiroshima mon amour (1960)

Hiroshima mon amour (1960)

Ayahuasca (2016)

Ayahuasca (2016)

Catherine Deneuve (Dior, 1967)

Catherine Deneuve (Dior, 1967)

Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe

Orlando by Virginia Woolf

Orlando by Virginia Woolf

This is a research project I am currently working on.

This is a research project I am currently working on.

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