About the Blog
Hi, I’m Rachel. Welcome!
I live in the northeast with my husband, two kids and a silly dog named Taco. We lived internationally until covid brought us home to the USA in 2020. I’m culturally southern. I love buttery grits, fried okra and warm hospitality. But my life has been shaped by the many places I’ve lived and traveled across the globe.
Professionally, I’m a doula and childbirth educator. I also volunteer with an ESL program and work among immigrants and refugees here. My life is challenged and enriched by working cross-culturally.
I’m also a follower of Jesus.
I started writing in 2019 to process difficult transitions, and then I discovered that I love storytelling. This blog is simply a place for me to share my personal stories, cultural experiences and thoughts on faith, life and parenthood with those I love and others who want to listen. It’s also intended to create respectful cultural and religious dialogue.
Like me, this blog is simultaneously silly and serious.
I believe that words are powerful to bridge barriers and break boundaries.
Writing is one of my favorite hobbies. If I’m any good at it, I credit my high school AP lit teacher, whose name I have long forgotten, who shredded my essays and my confidence with a red pen and taught me that writing is a powerful form of art.