Interview by Nicole Melanson
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
A red plastic typewriter was given to me when I was four.
WHAT IS YOUR LATEST BOOK OR CURRENT PROJECT?
Way Elsewhere, a collection of fictional essays will be coming out soon from Lettered Streets Press. I’ve had fun performing at The Moth, events where people tell short, true, first-person stories. And I write for Numéro Cinq, an online magazine, which is great fun. I’m currently drafting my second novel.
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
I am trying to understand some things about people. How to find the love in any situation, or the hurt, the humor, the humanity.
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR MORE FROM?
I’d like to hear a gorgeous cacophony of voices that have not always been heard widely. There’s room for everyone. We need everyone. There are so many ways of being a person, there are so many ways of telling a story. Women of color, indigenous women, women in poverty, women in abusive relationships, women in cultures where being a woman is not encouraged: these women have voices and important stories.