Laura is originally from the native lands of Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) where Chandler, Indiana resides. She’s worked in the food system in varying capacities over the last 12 years: starting coalitions, co-founding a nonprofit, activism within food justice and anti-racism, and developing facilitation curriculum for developing strategic plans across a diverse set of stakeholders and communities.
She is also a multi-genre writer moving between essay, poetry, non-fiction, as well as hybrids of these formats. She writes about the body as landscape within feminism, dominant culture and patriarchy, ritual and radical power, and facilitating social change. The work is informed by moving, feeling, and sensing on a day to day level and how these experiences can create splinters within ourselves. She likes to merge the different ways that the natural environment and human bodies communicate specifically on atomic levels.
Laura’s work (whether facilitation or creative writing) has been influenced mostly by complexity theory, Octavia Butler, fractals, Mary Oliver, adrienne maree brown, mysticism, Rupi Kaur, physics, Audre Lorde, and David Shields.
Currently, Laura lives on the mixed native lands of the Coast Salish where Seattle, Washington resides. Laura’s core desire is to design spaces for people to emerge into their best selves and co-create new ways of being. She’s previously been published in Gastronomica, Kosmos, and A Growing Culture and is the author of “No Table Too Small”. She lives in adoration with her partner, cat, and ferrets.