Road to Reconciliation: Moving From Conflict to Commonality"- Gather Magazine, September 2016
The Power of Failure: Finding Beauty in the Imperfections- Cover Illustration, Gather Magazine, November 2016
Gratitude Changes the Way you Live, Gather Magazine - "When I view things from the proper perspective, I can only choose gratitude"
"When I view things from the proper perspective, I can only choose gratitude". November Issue of Gather Magazine.
Let The Light In, Gather Magazine- learning to resist isolation when suffering from depression
Editorial illustration for Gather Magazine -- "let the light in" is an article about struggling with depression and learning to share ones struggle with others rather than isolate and feel shame.
Kevin's Shoes: Remembering Our Loved ones in the Things They Leave Behind
politics and public affairs
Finding Love - Gather Magazine, March 2016
"What if the church became the place where we disagreed, perhaps vociferously, then met together around the table, side-by-side, every one of us beggars in need of grace? What if the church was not a place where you had to hide how you felt because of your fear of rejection, but became rather the place where people loved and cared for you even when you did not agree? What if the church were actually strong enough to hold us together, even in our differences?"- Author, Jay Gamelin
Keeping it low key on the Fourth of July
I'm choosing to celebrate with taste and practicality - aka less beer and more subtle cheer - this 4th of July.
Could President Donald Trump start a nuclear war?
DOMA down the drain, June 26 2013
The Supreme Court today struck down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law signed by President Clinton that defined marriage as between a man and a woman for the purpose of federal law.
women and feminism
Not Just "Lucky": Why women do the work, but don't take the credit.
Media star Jamila Rizvi’s exploration of the confidence deficit holding women back, the barriers to career success this can create, and how they might be overcome (personal project)
Her Own Wings: Portland Oregon
In Her Own Wings, Land Gallery of Portland asked 17 female identified artists to illustrate a femme representations of our city. For me, I feel some serious despair when I imagine the direction this city is moving in. But hopeful thinking brought forth images if a strong, confident and compassionate woman holding the city in tight, as if hugging a child that is growing too fast.
WOmen rock - International Women's Day 2016
Teaching women that they can still have identity and self-worth without the attachment of man.
International Women's Day, 2016
Your wings already exists. Created in honor of International Women's Day, 2015
Love Has a Tide
Inspired by the poem by Helen Hunt Jackson, this piece is about surrendering to desire while being rooted in your own being. This piece has been selected as a cover for a book of Poetry titled "Aristotle's Lantern" by Sierra Golden, and is on display at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland Oregon.
Final Seduction, a story about love and loss
(memoir and personal project)
youth and parenting
Resilience: the stickiness to go on; Gather Magazine, November 2016
"...The more children see the adults around them practicing these things—including admitting to failure—the more resilient they will become... Part of resilience is learning that life has turbulence and we are not at its whim."- Author, Julia Seymour
Generations - Editorial Piece for Gather Magazine
A mother and her daughters walk through a conversation of faith and the differences of religion to each changing generation.
Slow Faith, Gather Magazine- letting go of obligations and slowing things down to create time for play and relaxation
Illustration for Gather Magazine - September 2015 Issue - about letting go of obligations, embracing our inner child, and slowing things down to create time for play and relaxation in one's daily life and faith.
Cover Illustration, Gather Magazine, October 2016
The issues of envy and judgment, and how we can paint ourselves into a corner of bad feeling by the spin we put on a situation.
Momma Kong, Editorial Illustration for Windtraveler.com, a blog written by a mom of three traveling in the Caribbean and living aboard a 45ft boat with her family.
Cover Illustration for Gather Magazine- September 2016 Issue
Fairness: Towards a deeper understanding
Full-page editorial for Gather Magazine
Metamorphosis, Gather Magazine- "After Mary takes her moment in the corner...She entrusts herself to a new self, to embrace an identity of which she has little knowledge"
"After Mary takes her moment in the corner, after she realizes there is nowhere to run, and no reason to run, she finds bravery within her; courage I doubt she had known before, and responds, 'Here am I'.....She entrusts herself to a new self, to embrace an identity of which she has little knowledge or understanding..." From the article What Mary Knew, Gather Magazine.