Birth Trauma Survivor and Maternal Health Advocate

We Have a Responsibility to Care for Each Other

Hi Everyone, It’s been a long time!  Today is March For Moms, a peaceful demonstration in D.C.  bringing to light the critical need to address the maternal health of families in our country. I won’t be attending, as my daughter had a violin recital this weekend;-) But I will be there with everyone in spirit….

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The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress and grows brave by reflection. -Thomas Paine

This past spring and summer were full of changes–similar to the spring and summer after Miss J was born. We have recently uprooted ourselves and made the big trek from the city to suburbia. This transition is mourned by some, welcomed by others and often necessary once you have children. I got so caught up…

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“I have a hot memory, but I know I've forgotten many things too, just squashed things in favor of survival.” Iggy Pop

It was almost ten o’clock in the evening when the surgery was completed. I was relieved. Dr. Richmond was cautious to give me too much hope. He said that the surgery went well and that he would be back to check on me the next day. My throat was sore and I was groggy from…

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The Heart of Beauty: The Video

As a make-up artist, I believe that in order to truly make someone feel beautiful, you have to look beyond the surface. You have to try and see what is in a person’s heart and ask, Who is this person? Where has she been? Where does she want to go? Who does she want to…

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Untitled Timoria Project: Filming the Pilot Episode (Day 2)

We arrived at the MacPherson’s at nine o’clock on Sunday morning. It was freezing outside and there was a light dusting of snow on the ground. After our heavy discussion the day before and seeing what Christine’s day-to-day life was like, I was excited to surprise her with a much deserved makeover. Christine thought I…

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Untitled Timoria Project: Filming the Pilot Episode (Day 1)

We arrived at the MacPherson’s house on a cold Saturday morning in the middle of January. They live in one of those cute little neighborhoods where the lawns are perfectly manicured and all of the homes are Tudor style–my favorite.  This is the kind of house Bobby and I would love to buy if we…

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Our Wedding: A few of my favorite Pictures.

There were close to two thousand pictures taken by our photographer, Ryan Brenizer. I thought of the all white color scheme long before Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton. Here are a few of my favorite pictures. You will see some of the aforementioned characters. Christine can be seen fixing my gown. I wish I had…

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The Wedding Planner: Part Two

Our wedding took place on Saturday February 28th,2009 at 6:30 in the evening, so we had all day to get ready. Like many brides (at least the crazy ones I had been watching on television for the past year), I had prepared a detailed timeline and schedule that was to be followed with military-like precision….

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“Red is one of the strongest colors, it’s blood, it has a power with the eye. That’s why traffic lights are red I guess, and stop signs as well… In fact,I use red in all of my paintings.” -Keith Haring

There was blood everywhere. Just hours before, I had been watching Seinfeld re-runs on the TV in the corner of my hospital room. The TV was turned off now and I was lying in bed, staring at my reflection in the TV. I could see my entire midsection down to my legs covered in red….

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