As a writer I believe in the power of story, but as a person I believe in the power of choice. Happiness comes down to a choice and seeing yourself as the chooser is a powerful position to be in. 

Just like everyone has a story, everyone has options. And I think as we stand up and tell our stories, we give others the courage to claim their own narrative.

I've been lucky to have the opportunity to hear a lot of stories from a lot of courageous women around the world. And it has been my privilege to write about them. Educated at UCLA and Oxford University, I taught and wrote in Japan, then San Francisco (my home town) and now call Southern California my home. 

I'd love to hear your story. You can find me on: Twitter | Instagram