Hi. I’m not a doctor. I’m not a therapist. I’m just a person who cries. A lot. You can call me the Cry Babe.
I’m a writer, actor, and teacher by education and profession. I’m a book worm, a whiz in the kitchen, a dabbler in many arts and crafts, and a dog lover. I like to think that I’m a snappy dresser and pretty hip lady too–but TBH I’m the kind of person who wears a fanny pack (they are so practical!).
I’ve always been an emotional person (hi, I’m an actor), but starting in 2016 life got…intense. Like, family-members-dying-and-lots-of-personal-tragedy intense.
Subsequently, I think I’ve spent more time crying in the last couple years than I’ve spent peeing, (that might be a slight exaggeration. But only slight. I bet if we could crunch the numbers they’d be close) and as life continues on I find that I am weepy more days than not. And because I’ve spent such a large amount of time crying, it has been impossible to keep that crying private. So I’ve done a lot of crying in public, and I’ve learned a lot about how to help people feel comfortable with the fact that I am crying.
I started this site because I want to talk about the hard things: grief, disappointment, sadness, anger, resentment. The kind of things that no one wants to hear about when they ask “How are you?”
I want folks on both ends of the cry spectrum (from “I Cry Therefore I Am” to “I Haven’t Cried Since We Put the Family Dog Down When I Was 5 Years Old And Then Promptly Sealed Off My Emotions Forever”) to feel comfortable about feeling whatever they are feeling, and about crying. Whether it’s you or someone else doing the crying, I’d like to be able to offer some practical advice, some food for thought, or some validation.
Welcome, and I hope you find something here that helps you.