In their shoes.
I’ve made my living from them. Writing them. Speaking them. Editing them. Performing them. Narrating them.
My first job was at Simon & Schuster Publishing.
My second was acting on stage in New York.
Now, my job combines both worlds. And their words.
I grew up in the theatre. I've spent a lifetime studying,
acting, directing, and doing improv ( in New York, Boston,
New England, & Italy.)
Plus acting for financial corporations in Brazil and London.
Voice. & Stories.
Sometimes people can't use their voice to tell a story - so I tell it for them.
Whether a play about the founding mothers of astronomy or The Washington Post's piece on Afghan women during war - a voice, a story, can be a catalyst for change.
And for connection.
My shoes. & Their shoes.
Manhattan, Boston, the Utah desert, and the mountains of Vermont and Montana have all shaped me. And so has their people and cultures.
Whether a person or a character lives in high heels, cowboy boots, snowshoes, flip-flops, or hiking boots - I can step into their shoes. Walk around in them. Even dance in them. And I've been known to hike in them too.