I write about open adoption, parenting, poetry, women’s spirituality and more.
As a new adoptive mom, I am lucky to have a close relationship with our daughter’s tummy mommy. I’m also married to an amazing woman who is a birth mom and adoptee. And my very dear friend is an adopted person who reunited with her birth family as an adult. All of these relationships give me the opportunity to look at adoption from a perspective outside my own.
In addition to writing about adoption and parenting, I’m also passionate about social justice and anti-racist activism. Check out my writing on racial justice at: http://racismisawhiteproblem.com/.
In recent years, I’ve also helped co-lead an annual multi-faith women’s spirituality conference. More on that at http://www.wisdomsfeast.com.
Poemfish is the way we speak when we are dreaming, the words that we invent to keep one pinky finger hooked into hope. I discovered Susan Wooldridge’s book Poemcrazy just as my poems began making their way out into the world. This web site began long ago (pre Y2K! yes, there was an interweb then) as a tribute to the poemcrazy people of this world, and a commitment to myself, to keep swimming.
Here is a quote from Susan’s poem: