Who Am I?

Poet, radio commentator, life coach, writing teacher, painter of barns and mason jars full of water, mentor, speaker, feminist with a capital F, political activist, sister, aunt, cousin, godmother, honorary grandparent, not-very-old elder, swimmer, former banker, one-time sweater designer, long-walk taker, rearranger of furniture, color maven, nature lover. Did I say cat trainer? As if…

Someone titled his painting of me “My life is my message.” I loved that he thought so, and I think he’s right. I’m aiming to be the Molliest Molly I can discover, and that’s what I help other people do too: readers, listeners, students, coaching clients, friends & relations… Here’s an explanation of my working philosophy: Molly’s Manifesto.

Poet Laureate of KVMR 89.5 FM, Nevada City, CA and Hell’s Backbone Grill, Boulder, UT.

(photo: John Hart, The Union)

  • Author of 4 collections of poems and 2 compilations of essays/commentary
  • Radio commentator for community radio and NPR
  • National Endowment for the Arts and Corporation for Public Broadcasting grant recipient
  • BA from Harvard, MBA from Simmons Graduate School of Management

Some excerpts from a talk I gave on creativity.  Just so you know who you’re dealing with.

(Videography by Larry Huntington)

Performing from an early age