I am an original mother, now in my 60s I am exploring the experiences of others who have felt the same impact of loss in their lives. I am by nature an upbeat and happy person. I was raised surrounded by music and wonderful people, and housed in beauty, but by 19, I had loss three important people in my life.
I went to Marlboro College in 1974 and discovered my mind. A blessed thing to do for myself. I used the experiences of Marlboro to go onto a Masters and a doctorate, and to co-found The Literacy Project, Inc. at 30. TLP stays active and vital today, having just reached its 30th b'day.
I have been involved in many children's lives, but not raised one of my own.
Today I am researching a book on original mothers and interviewing 15 women who lost a baby to adoption. Their stories are poignant and important for the rest of the world to know about. Adoption is an issue that is still kept under the carpet and yet it impacts millions of people daily.
I write, I write poetry, I document my life in pictures, I love my goddaughters tremendously, and I am happy to be in this strange unbalanced world.