about me

loss leading to light

I lost my mom in early September 2020, and you’ll find several blog posts and video vlogs regarding my thoughts and feelings about it here. Along with those, I’ve been processing my feelings in a new way and I feel myself changing. I’m hitting some kind of milestone, and there are certain things about myself that I’ve kept hidden or haven’t had the courage to express as fully as I’d like due to fear of judgment. It’s come to the point where I feel I can finally bring those parts out of the shadows. Read more

about my guitar

Thelxinoë (English translation: “mind charming”)

In Greek mythology, the Sirens (Ancient Greek: singular: Σειρήν, Seirḗn; plural: Σειρῆνες, Seirênes) were dangerous creatures, who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and singing voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. It is also said that they can even charm the winds. Roman poets placed them on some small islands called Sirenum scopuli. In some later, rationalized traditions, the literal geography of the “flowery” island of Anthemoessa, or Anthemusa, is fixed: sometimes on Cape Pelorum and at others in the islands known as the Sirenuse, near Paestum, or in Capreae. All such locations were surrounded by cliffs and rocks. Read more

about my music

seeing the truth inside

I’ve always been able to see the truth inside people. Consequently, I’ve always found people confusing. I’d be hearing them say one thing, but I’d “hear” a truth from them that would be different. This was especially jarring when dealing with authority figures. I couldn’t reconcile the mixed messages I was getting and I didn’t understand what was happening or why. Being bullied by peers was commonplace too, and this, coupled with a frenetic home life, led to both my coping skills and my harnessing incredible abilities that I’ve finally honed into beautiful gifts that I’m ready to use to help people. Read more