Well hello there.
I feel like this entire website is an About page. But I’ll do my best to summarize.
I started blogging in October of 2013 (I was 27) after my domestic violence attorney informed me my ex– who I’d already won a series of court battles against– had petitioned to have my restraining order against him vacated. In our text exchange, she summed up his defensive and highly entertaining accusations against me as painting me as a “Hacker Ninja Hooker Spy.”
Obviously I was super upset. Desperate to move on with my life. Helpless and angry and wounded. But I was also like… “Hacker Ninja Hooker Spy? That sounds like a great name for a blog.”
And so it was.
Fast forward six years. I now live in Denver with a decent human male named Alex whom I am lawfully married to (“husband” is a weird word, right? Or is that just me and my exvangelical trauma?)
While my original plan when I started blogging was to chronicle the experience of being cross-examined as a witness against an abusive ex, I eventually devolved into stories about how I quit my job/life at the age of 24 to backpack across Asia, as well as how I ended up working at an underfunded psychiatric hospital where the staff were far “crazier” than the patients.
Despite writing about domestic violence, depression, inadequate mental health treatment, and strained family relationships, my wildly attractive and extremely intelligent readers began referring to me as their “favorite humor blogger” (ARE YOU GUYS OKAY?) and even went so far as to nominate and overwhelmingly vote for me to win a BlogHer Voice of the Year People’s Choice Award for humor and two Indie Chicks Badass Blog Awards for Favorite Humor Blog. Most recently, I received an honorable mention in the 2018 Erma Bombeck Writing Competition and contributed an essay to the latest edition of Jen Mann’s New York Time Bestselling series, But Did You Die? –a reviewer for Psychology Today described my chapter as “surprisingly funny.”
I am still trying to figure out if that’s a compliment.
More than anything, this is what I want you to know about me: I am a creature of change. Every time I sneeze and reopen my eyes I feel like the world looks a little different. I was raised in a very restrictive religious environment and because of that I feel perpetually behind in my understanding of reality and myself. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. It makes me want to learn as much as I can, experience as much as I can, and continue pushing against what I think I know for as long as I can. I feel so lucky I have people I get to share this journey with (I’m talkin’ about you, hey).