Stories come from the deepest, the most hidden folds within us. To tell them to ourselves, we need to find them in our bodies and set them free. To tell them to the world, we need to liberate our voices.
This is me
We all have many selves, which makes introductions complicated: Yes, I am a writer + holistic writing teacher + tantric yoga teacher + astrologer (a.k.a star witch).
I have two homes: One in Belgrade, Serbia, and another all the way across the world in the Pacific Northwest in Seattle, Washington. I also feel at home in Rome, Italy, and in Istria, Croatia. My nomadic experience of living in-between languages and continents fortified literature as the place where I always feel safe and rooted. It took me years to accept my in-betweenness as my authentic way of being in this world, traveling, learning, growing, changing, writing, and teaching others.
And my work
Currently based in Belgrade, Serbia, I am writing my Ph.D. dissertation in Transdisciplinary Studies in Contemporary Art and Media at the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade, Serbia. My research includes the cognitive approach to narratology and narrative analysis, the transgenerational experience in storytelling, and post-Yugoslavian feminist narratives.
As a writer and creative writing teacher, I engage in the holistic, body-centered, and trauma-informed methods of teaching creative writing. My training in teaching yoga and meditation inspires and informs my body-centered approach to teaching creative writing.
I hold an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, class 2017, Port Townsend, WA, and a BA in Italian language and literature from Belgrade University, Serbia. I am a 500-hr registered yoga teacher (E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP®) and a continuing education provider with additional training in Yin Yoga, Tantra, mindfulness, and trauma-informed teaching. For more information on my work around yoga, astrology, and Moonology, visit FLOWER MOON PRACTICE.
Every woman has a story to tell.
We all need a place to start.
I am passionate about teaching creative writing and helping writers, especially women, develop their voices and writing practice.
Teaching Creative Writing is an interdisciplinary endeavor, and therefore, I may introduce you to other art practices, theories, philosophy, yoga, or even astrology to help you find and cultivate your unique expression.