I started speaking in 2001 and I haven’t stopped. I’m a survivor of child abuse, bullying, rape, addiction, and postpartum depression and I rock bipolar disorder, PTSD, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and chronic Epstein-Barr virus (CEBV). Every speed bump I’ve lived through felt like a wall at the time, but they became my greatest teachers, making me stronger and changing me into the phoenix I am today.
My first passion is writing – I wrote my first poem at 9 years old. I’m an award-winning playwright with an M.A. in Playwriting from UCSB. I’ve blogged for WebMD, WEGO Health the International Bipolar Foundation. My blog “Reno is a Gateway Drug” is currently being adapted into a graphic novel and I’m working on a memoir about surviving postpartum depression.
I’ve been married for 16 years to the amazing film editor, Matt Rundell. We live in Studio City with our son, Morgan and Bagel the cat who occasionally poops in the tub. The cat, not Morgan.