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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:
*find information on
*link to my published works.
What shall we create together?
2/24: February Featured Artist: Missouri Arts Council
2/21/24 Showcase Poet @Poetic Underground
2/23/24 Black Archives Poetry Is
2/24/24 Book Launch @HJ's: 5-7pm
3/2/24 Femme Magik @ Yoga Patch
3/10/24 Speakeasy@Swordfish Tom's
4/11/24: Westport Coffeehouse Poetry & Jazz
5/18/24 KC Folk Fest
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, and a farm to school coordinator. I have worked in environmental education and green infrastructure. Currently I am a writing adjunct and 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 and serve as Poetry-Editor-in-Residence for Flying Ketchup press. I also blog about environmental issues from the intersection of justice and spirituality and provide workshops on ecology based on my research, writing and communion with nature. What 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 collection of poems! You can purchase a signed copy of my book directly from me.
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