I was born in Birmingham, Alabama. I grew up along creeks and in fields. I attended The Altamont School, Barnard College, Columbia University, NY, NY and studied Chinese language, Asian Literature, French language and poetry, Spanish language and comparative religion. I hold an MFA in Book Arts, Bookbinding Concentration. I hold an MA in English Creative Writing, Poetry. I am a working poet. I am a performance artist. I am a storyteller. I am a singer-songwriter. I am a visual artist and sculptor. I am a certified Yoga Alliance yoga instructor. I am a meditation instructor.  I am a contemplative. I am a practicing Buddhist. I am a Veriditas-trained Labyrinth Facilitator. I am an entrepreneur in the printing industry. I founded Markham Bailey Image & Print in 2011, and Green Bucket Press in 2016. I am a mother, daughter, sister, wife & friend.