I’m a mental health advocate, speaker, writer, and storyteller.
I have written about mental illness for Vice, The Mighty, Stigma Fighters, and more. I use my struggles with depression and anxiety to provide material for my storytelling and am a Moth StorySLAM winner as well as a semi-finalist for the MassMouth story series.
Since the mid-1990s I've been writing for zines, both my own and others. Since 2005 I’ve been a contributor to Razorcake, America’s only non-profit dedicated to independent punk rock. Over the years I’ve had the pleasure to interview well over 60 musicians, authors, and artists. That list includes historian Howard Zinn, musicians Henry Rollins and Ian MacKaye, and a guy who ran a porn website for people in the rave scene.
My memoir, Fiercely Lonely, is about depression, loneliness, and finding purpose in one's life. I’m currently looking for representation for it. My writing education includes master-level classes at Grub Street with Howard Axelrod (memoir) and Reginald Dwayne Betts (poetry).
In my spare time I lead historical tours of Boston, where I live with my partner and cat.