What Sewing Taught Me about Creativity (Pandemic Edition)

I started sewing when I was a little girl under the watchful eye of my mother. Watchful, because she knew I was accident prone. We made dresses and curtains and costumes and pajama pants out of the fabric stash she kept in a giant tote bin in our basement. I have a whole category ofContinue reading “What Sewing Taught Me about Creativity (Pandemic Edition)”

Why Writing Identity Matters (and 3 Ways to Reclaim Yours!)

One of the most common phrases I hear teaching undergraduate writing courses is “Well, I wouldn’t call myself a writer…” If you know anything about my story, it took me until I was 20 before I would identify as a writer, even though I have been writing since I was 4 years old. I thoughtContinue reading “Why Writing Identity Matters (and 3 Ways to Reclaim Yours!)”

3 Things About Me (Welcome!)

Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here and I’m looking forward to connecting with you! My name is Hannah and I am a writer, professor, and dog mom living in Lakeland, FL. Originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, the snowiest city in the United States, I am constantly inspired by the contrast of my two “hometowns,” focusing muchContinue reading “3 Things About Me (Welcome!)”