I engage in the art of writing as I bear history and ancestral inheritance and strive to imagine a different world. I believe art must celebrate the sacrifices and best of the past while laboring in prophetic hope for an unseen future. This belief draws me to memory, resistance, multi-media art, and spirituality in my work. Having navigated my adolescent years in South Africa as a Third-Culture Kid inspires me to explore the meaning of place, identity, and belonging. As a copyeditor, I am passionate about using language in a responsible way that is life-giving and empowering, especially for marginalized communities.
I am a writer, copyeditor, and MLIS student at Simmons University raised between Boston, Massachusetts, and Johannesburg, South Africa. My work is published or forthcoming in Geez Magazine, Callaloo Journal, The Curator, Boston Art Review, Good Cop/Bad Cop: An Anthology by FlowerSong Press, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, and elsewhere. My poem "Osmia Avosetta" was nominated by perhappend for a 2022 Pushcart Prize.