About Me

In Spanish, the word for book is only one letter different from the word for free.

I currently write for:

Mad in America

Seattle’s street newspaper Real Change

The Seattle Star

Women in Theology (starting Sept. 2018)

and am at work on a novel, a Spanish-language poetry chapbook and two full-length poetry volumes, as well as short stories when avoiding work on the novel. Here’s a good place to keep up with my work.

I’ve been a saxophone player and registered scuba diver for over half my life. I am an advocate for those experiencing mental and emotional distress (more on my Resources and Reading page). I’m a social worker at a crisis center in the city that is ground zero of this country’s housing crisis. Living in Seattle at this time is probably like what it was like to live in a city experiencing a gold rush – unpleasant, to understate things. I haven’t yet figured out how to put the pangs of nostalgia looking out over Puget Sound at the Olympics give me. I miss the Seattle I moved to in 2006 from Colorado almost as much as I miss sun in December or snow in July.

I’m a bit of a hedgehog when it comes to new relationships but, as a friend said, “Just because it’s difficult to hug a hedgehog doesn’t mean you shouldn’t.” So drop me a line, if you care to, tell me a story, ask me a question (I prefer “where’s the edge?” to “how’s your day?”) and we’ll go from there.

4 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Megan, thank you for your excellent piece on David Wallace and suicide in Mad in America. I’ve worked at a small grass-roots agency in the field of suicide prevention for a long time now, and I’ve been banging the “can we move away from the mental-illness theme” drum for that amount of time too. I’m currently reading Suicide and Agency: Anthropological Perspectives on Self-Destruction, Personhood and Power, which is an excellent antidote to the medical-model. I just wanted to let you know how refreshing it was to come across your work.

  2. Hi Megan, as above, just came across your essay on DFW and suicide and merely wanted to let you know rn that I thought it was excellent, and I’ll come back to you and yours when I have more time 🙂

  3. Hi Megan, I am trying to contact you after reading your Mad in America blogs and finding your website – I live in the same state you and am apart of the local psych survivor community, it would be great to connect, at minimum I would love to email you in more detail. Please contact me!

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