I’m the author of Laila: Held for a Moment, published by Kat Biggie Press in October 2022. I earned my MFA in Creative Writing at Drexel University, where I also teach rhetoric and composition. In 2020, my memoir excerpt was selected as a finalist for The Southampton Review Nonfiction Prize and shortlisted for the Eunice Williams Nonfiction prize at Herstory Magazine in 2021. My nonfiction has appeared in Barren Magazine, Marco Magazine, The SF Creative Writing Institute, Philadelphia Stories, and elsewhere. I also won Barren Magazine’s December Instagram Poetry Contest.
I’m a Tin House Workshop graduate and I have participated in writing workshops such as the Southampton Writer’s Conference and The Art of the Story with Narrative Magazine. I also present my academic research on pregnancy and infant loss at academic conferences, such as the Conference on Community Writing. I’m passionate about my volunteer work with the nonprofit Return To Zero HOPE, where I teach community writing classes to bereaved families.