I’ve actually had this page for years with scraps of various blog posts archived. However, I’m now at the point where I have a book that is almost done, and it seems wise to start to get the site going in earnest.
What is the book about? It’s called Eleven. Simply put it’s a memoir focusing on the last eleven years of my life. The number has always been my favorite.
My lofty goals:
articulate to strangers the complexity of my life
let everyone I love know that in the written form
be an advocate in changing the unhealthy system of medical education
promote increased tolerance of those of other backgrounds
reduce stigma against open discussion of mental health and substance abuse
save the lives of doctors, physician’s assistants, nurses, LGBT youth
celebrate the healing power of art and my love of music, pop culture, books, movies, dance, theater, art
find a sense of peace in knowing that apparently one can be a writer, singer, actor, dancer, athlete, and doctor
tell people about how I found my voice, both literally and figuratively.
If this sounds like something that interests you, I’d encourage you to subscribe to my blog and check out things I post on here. I’ve had a lot of semi-complete posts unrelated to the books. I plan to trickle these out as I gradually finish them. I’m finally at a point professionally at which I can begin to speak much more transparently to everyone in my life, and I can’t wait to tell you about it!