Category Archives: Pics&Videos


Summer speeds by here in eventful Michigan with legislation threatening to take away women’s rights; learn about these bills here. House Speaker Jase Bolger has banned State Representatives Barb Byrum and Lisa Brown from speaking on the floor after each … Continue reading

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The Star Card

Dear readers, I’m happy to share the poem “The Star Card,” which I wrote in spring while finishing poem collages now being exhibited at (SCENE) Metrospace of East Lansing, Michigan. This first experiment with mixed-media collage inspired by poetry took … Continue reading

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Billboard Installation

This morning I watched my words stretch across a billboard! As a recipient of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing‘s Emerging Artist Grant (2011), I was eligible to take part in this promotional program, a collaboration between the ACGL and … Continue reading

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Deer Tracks

The day after winter solstice , I walked Mama dog at Mt. Hope Cemetery. She drew my attention to the western treeline where a doe stood, unperturbed but vigilant about our proximity. I smiled as we continued our walk, and … Continue reading

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Women Are Not Wombs

This video is my first upload to You Tube! I recorded it at last week’s exhibit opening for Transitions at the LGBT Resource Center of Michigan State University. The opening took place during Transgender Week of Remembrance. Soon I will … Continue reading

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Overcoming Avoidance

It’s great to walk around the neighborhood with Mama Dog, yet we don’t stroll tightly knit streets at peak times like 5pm to 7pm on weekdays. With a dog-aggressive 50-pound Amstaff/ Pitbull, that’s way too much stimulation! So I aim … Continue reading

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Save the Kitty Benefit

On Friday, September 10, I joined a special event called “Save the Kitty” at the Chrome Cat in Lansing, Michigan. I rarely hit the bar scene, but this place gives the community feeling that I missed so much while in … Continue reading

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Grateful this April

April has been an amazing and rewarding month. During info tables for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, I enjoyed meeting patrons at Chrome Cat as well as students and staff at Lansing Community College. Many thanks to these establishments! Also thanks … Continue reading

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H@TC Preview

Thanks to Bonnie Bucqueroux from Lansing Online News for video recording the poem “we are trees” from my new collection Hope at the Center! She visited my info table for Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Lansing Community College on Monday, April … Continue reading

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I Am Home

I am home, birthplace of winter, childhood of snow tunnels, adolescence of Christmas carols, adulthood of whiteouts, home for the lengthiest, coldest, darkest season, greeted by the longest night, a joyous birth, an annual novelty, home, no matter the wind … Continue reading

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