I’ve been out of the world of academia for over ten years now, but it’s been pulling on my heart for those 10+ years, and I’m currently looking into the possibility of pursuing my MA–with a focus in either Theopoetics or Transformative Language Arts (or both, eventually)–within the next year or so.
Since I graduated with my BA in English Literature in 2006, I’ve written drafts of five novels and birthed three babies (two of whom are still with us in this world). Writing and story have been so healing for me, personally, and I want to bring that kind of healing to others. My interests lie primarily at the intersection of faith and spirituality with myth and fantasy literature. I believe that everything is story, and that by giving people the ability to identify the basic motifs and structure of universal story, they will be able to better recognize the story in which they are living. My hope–and the goal toward which I am working–is to create a workshop or class that can adapt this very idea as a tool for healing to use with rescued victims of human trafficking, in an effort to help them regain their own voice and power within the stories they are living.