I’m a 40-something white woman living in the Pacific Northwest. I’m married and have a son. I’m Episcopalian, but it doesn’t bug me if you’re not. I sing in my church’s choir, and for fun I read, draw, and bake treats I can actually eat despite several major food intolerances and allergies.
In previous lives, I was a French Literature major, a fundraiser, a database administrator, a map librarian, a web editor, an intranet manager, and a website usability expert. Since 2013, I’ve been writing a memoir, and the completed first draft is currently sitting in a drawer.
For more background on where I’m coming from and what I’m struggling with as a parent, read my essay, “Nearly Drowning,” published by Brain, Child magazine in 2015, and listed as one of its top website essays for 2015.