I am so glad you are here.

Hi! I'm Kelly.  I'm a survivor.

I survived being raped by 12 different men in my first 20 years of life.  I survived childhood abuse and neglect.  I survived homelessness and drug addiction.  I survived a few suicide attempts.  And I'm surviving Bipolar Disorder and CPTSD. 

I am writing through the pain. As a friend of mine likes to say “We think in circles, but we write in straight lines.” Words have always been my paintbrush. This is my truth.

I believe (Frankly, I need to believe) that when we tell our stories we set others free to experience their own stories with more peace and self acceptance.

What Else?

I have six kids and a husband that looks kinda like Aquaman.  I love Christmas, and teal, and all things caramel.  I say fuck a lot.  I'm probably a pacifist.  I once spent New Years Eve in the Grand Canyon with naked park rangers.  If you want to know more you'll have to read my poems.

I'm releasing a poetry book in the coming months.

And I'd love to hear from you.