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Hello, welcome to my website.

This is a place where we participate in the transformative power of art.

Here you'll be able to:

*access my blog and blog archives,

*find information on 

writing & ecology workshops,

*link to my published works.

Drop me a line.


Join my mailing list.

What shall we create together?


4/3/24: Artspeak Radio
4/11/24: Westport Coffeehouse Poetry & Jazz
4/19/24: Poetry Workshop @ Healthcare Resort
4/21/24 Poetry Workshop @ The Borough
5/18/24 KC Folk Fest
7/24/24 Front Porch Concert Series
10/8/24 Big Muddy Speaker Series
11/15/24 The Writers' Place

Originally from Egypt, I live in Kansas City where I make my home with three daughters who daily inspire me to evolve. My life trajectory has taken many paths: I have worked as an English teacher, a stay-at-home mom, a farmhand, & a farm to school coordinator. I have worked in environmental education & green infrastructure. Currently I am a writing adjunct & teach adult EAL.
What has been a constant through all those vocations? Writing! I am an award-winning internationally published writer active in Kansas City’s writing scene. I serve on the editorial team of Kansas City Voices, conduct writing workshops & serve as Poetry-Editor-in-Residence for Flying Ketchup press. I also blog about environmental issues from the intersection of justice & spirituality & provide workshops on ecologyWhat am I discovering through my rich, varied experiences?

The imagination at play is emancipatory medicine through which we create community: with ourselves, each other and Earth.
Check out my first full-length poetry collection! 
Purchase a signed copy directly from me!
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