Hacker. Ninja. Hooker. Spy. is what my attorney called me when I had to testify against my ex-boyfriend, so this blog is pretty much sanctioned by the legal system.
Though my original plan was to chronicle the experience of being cross-examined as a witness against an abusive ex-boyfriend, I also share stories about quitting my job/life at the age of 24 so I could backpack across Asia, as well as my work at an underfunded state psychiatric hospital where the staff were far “crazier” than the patients.
Despite writing about domestic violence, depression, corrupt mental health treatment, and strained family relationships, my readers began referring to me as their “favorite humor blogger,” and 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.
After my Narratively essay about my toxic evangelical upbringing went viral, my no-longer-anonymous blog was outed to friends and family– most of whom are still speaking to me. I’ve also written for several other national publications, including Cosmopolitan, Elle, and Marie Claire and recently 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 eventually escaped the land of my birth and moved to Denver with my husband of two years, who continuously stops me in the middle of stories and says “wait, you do realize that’s not normal, right?”