That’s the question that warms my two-egg scramble each morning. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by the lives of others: the expressions, the memories, the quirks, and the choices that define one human from the next, one experience from another.
It was a quiet, often subconscious operation, but that passion drew me ever closer to the pursuit of major storytelling mediums. Writing had been a part of my life since kindergarten. My grandfather made me his partner in a still-epic bi-coastal letter writing exchange that quickly impressed upon me the power of words and the magic of memory. I continued to write while I earned my degree in Art History & Visual Arts from Occidental College, and throughout my first post-college job, where I discovered photography, thanks to the photo worthy faces of a group of Bengali students I tutored in 2010. I have been a freelance writer, photographer, and writer-photographer ever since.
In 2018, I launched a unique set of storytelling services focused on life writing that celebrates individual people, relationships, and families, lifetimes, milestones, and distinct experiences. I also continue to freelance in creative services: writing, photography, content, and copyediting.
When I’m not wordsmithing away over tea and biscuits, or rifling through images to the voice of Alie War on Ologies, I’m often found eating (more), petting other people’s dogs, and spending time with the people I care about.