Miss America Pageant

Buckeye Nation Love

Buckeye Nation Love

"I couldn’t wrap my head around the news. The day I left for Atlantic City was an Ohio State University football game. Someone had pulled some surprising strings to give me the best send-off ever. I get chills thinking about it because as a huge fan of “The Best Damn Band in the Land” I was going to get the gift of a lifetime.

No Crown Required

No Crown Required

While men run around in their power suits, women face a power struggle with each other. Pageants put that front and center, which is why many people feel they have become irrelevant. Most women find pageants offensive. My seventeen-year-old daughter is one of them.

The Girl Next Door

The Girl Next Door

I was at a party with my husband meeting new people. A man I was chatting with asked me about my book.  When I told him the title “No Crown Required” and that it referred to my journey to the Miss America pageant, he said, “I like the Miss U.S.A. pageant.”  Baffled at the statement I asked him why.

Why I Walk Differently in the World

Why I Walk Differently in the World

Why do I show up in the world the way I do? I’ve been exploring this question my whole life.

I’m a creative, writer, speaker and artist.  I came into this world a fireball of energy with endless possibilities.  I over-think, over-“see” and over-feel.  I over-share. I look for beauty and deeper meaning in every day, everything and everyone I encounter.