am an award winning artist, author, activist and a creative mindfulness mentor dedicated to raising awareness of creativity as a positive catalyst for health and well-being. I specialize in interactive presentations, providing creative tools and strategies to foster self-worth,
self-love, healing, and social change. For twenty years I have helped individuals and teams discover their passion, purpose and authentic power to become confident and effective change leaders and creative problem solvers. As a community activist I passionately focus
my lens on improving the lives of women and children whether designing art work for Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s “ask” gun safety campaign or sharing my personal art work and story of healing from childhood sexual abuse. I believe when we share our stories of resilience, people know they are not alone and it creates a positive ripple of hope. In 2016
I received a Woman of Distinction Award and was nominated for a Beauty In Beauty Out Award. I am the author of four books, including Art From My Heart a self-discovery journal, Stuck to Unstoppable Journal, The Creative Edge: 30 days of Creativity Prompts and the Benjamin Franklin award winning inspirational book, The Creative Activist: Make the World Better, One Person, One Action at a Time. I have a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree from Roosevelt University and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning.