Because I was raised by my mother and maternal-grandmother, I grew up listening to stories. I began thinking about the formative function of these stories as a student of psychoanalytic theory at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts where I earned my B.A in Psychology. Now, I'm telling my own as an MFA candidate at Sarah Lawrence College in their creative writing program.
As a student of psychoanalysis, I am interested in the way the stories we inherited at birth organize our subjectivities. As a student of writing, I am interested in how to intervene at the level of narrative to resurrect us from the way these stories fail us, allowing us to live beyond their limitations and the symptoms they contain.
My conviction in the healing nature of creative writing has lead me to work at the intersection of psychology and the arts. Most recently, I lead a creative writing workshop in The Westchester County Correctional Facility that facilitated the relationship between incarcerated mothers and their children through the authoring of personalized children's books.
While in graduate school for the arts, I maintain an education in psychoanalysis by serving as a host at The New Books in Psychoanalysis Network, where I interviews authors of psychoanalytic texts.