I have written a collection of stories with themes that relate to the outsider and the search for social acceptance. Being in some ways outside the margins, my stories and poetry may focus on people outside mainstream American culture.
These stories relate to emergence and transformation of self and society. They present a spiritual dimension, addressing life path issues, learning from experience, karma and a historical reflection of one woman’s life and creative work.
In the 1970’s, I was a young, full-figured woman, a poet finding my way. I was earnestly seeking connection, meaning and authenticity for my life and a sense of belonging. I did not find social acceptance or social approval in the realm of the mainstream milieu.
My friends and companions were often other outsiders. I was searching within and meeting other outsiders; to find my sense of self. This search was my way to creatively explore and to find a sense of wholeness.
In 1974, I became active in the fat women’s liberation movement for size acceptance. I soon began writing short stories and poems to bring to light the experience of living as a full-figured woman in North America. During that time, I also began to explore the psychology of Dr. Carl Jung.
In 1986 I became a spiritual devotee of Meher Baba. Since then, I have gradually found new insights and purpose in a re-orientation of my creative work, with more awareness of the inner journey toward wholeness, from a spiritual perspective.
Now, in my stories and poetry my intention is to publish and archive what is of value in past endeavors and in the the creating of newer projects. I discern my life purpose and learn from that earlier time frame in my life. May readers may find inspiration, insights and wisdom through my artistic experience.
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