Hard Truths Served with Compassion and Empathy
This site shares knowledge and wisdom about breaking the cycle of trauma. Mixed Girl Survival School hosts :
- my blog on the educational, racial, and gender norms in America's schools, families, and society at large: an empathic call to action
- excerpts from my memoir: Mixed Girl, Trauma Oncologist: Curing the Soul Sickness that Ate My Family Alive
- events: for people to come together for lectures, readings, and other nourishing activities
This space is for for anyone who has dealt with injustice. If you have struggled with the legacy of trauma: addiction, depression, racism, sexism, eating disorders, abuse, neglect, suicide…Mixed Girl Survival School delivers strategies and proof that it is possible to over-come these issues and end the trans-generation transmission of negative and hurtful behaviors. The site is an evolving presence that will continue to respond to those who visit. Welcome!
But Not All of It Was a Bummer
A lot of funny, OMG moments occurred that are ultimately amazing and inspiring. From how the cast of Bonanza interacted with my hair, to "Boogie Nights" at the golf course I literally lived at, and the racial sorting on the playground that rivals anything in the Lord of the Flies. I have wisdom to share with today’s mixed families that may prevent teasing, awkward interactions, and boundary violations.
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I hold a master’s degree in Education Curriculum & Instruction, a minor degree in Early Childhood Education and earned a administrative credential in social justice. I recently (and joyfully) retired as a an administrator from a large school district in the San Francisco Bay Area—after thirty years as professional educator.
In my personal life, I've always provided for children and people who struggle. I created a summer camp for students whose conditions and behavior precluded them from more traditional camps. I also served in many capacities in both twelve-step recovery groups, as well as for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse.
I also write poetry, have completed a memoir, written and performed a one-woman show about my life in several venues.