As an elder, I show up for young ones who'll inherit this crazy world.
I don’t believe in dispensing sage wisdom (like a mama bird feeds her babies with pre-chewed food). Rather than advice, I get curious: "What lights you up? What gets in the way?" Creative play encourages youth to explore their own gifts and strengths, so they can discover ways to meet their challenges.
Through 10 years of facilitating teen circles and creativity camps, and developing campaigns and curricula to prevent youth suicide, I'm passionate about stories that engage young ones with mental health themes. My upcoming graphic novel, "Meet Your Monkeys" playfully reveals that your mean thoughts and self-sabotage are NOT your fault.