I grew up in Austin, TX. One of my first phrases was, "Do by self." My dad bribed me to hold my breath underwater for a full 10 seconds with a bag of dollar butterscotches from the drugstore. When I was about 8, I tried to sell pretty rocks I found in the backyard to my parents. I tried (and failed) to convince myself I could do magic. My first real job was working at a living history museum based on the pioneer era. When I was 15, I started community college. I've lived on the East Coast since I was 19 (excepting about 6 months I spent on a political campaign in Mississippi). I did classical ballet for 12 years, and I've trained capoeira for 3 years. I'm glad you're here, and I hope you feel free to contact me with any questions.