Have you missed CAREGIFTED’s blog post?! Our blog has been resting while the CAREGIFTED crew has been vigorously working behind the scenes. We are excited to announce our newest feature to our webpage: monthly musings for caregivers by caregivers. 

We are pleased to have writing contributions from Suzanne Edison. Suzanne Edison, MA, is a poet, educator and former therapist. She is also the mother of a child living with a rare, autoimmune disease. She has led workshops for parents and medical professionals on the effects of chronic illness on families at Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH), The National Institutes of Health (NIH), and at national conferences for the Cure JM Foundation. She created a writing group for parents of kids with chronic illness at SCH, “Writing as a Righting Journey,” and the workshop “Teens Writing from the Heart of Illness & Healing” at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, with grants from City of Seattle Youth Arts and 4Culture of King County, WA. Suzanne also led a reflective writing / narrative medicine workshop for doctors at the University of Washington in May 2015.

Suzanne will receive her MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA., July, 2016. Her chapbook, The Moth Eaten World, from Finishing Line Press, was published in June 2014.

Suzanne was interviewed on KUOW’s Weekday radio show January 28, 2013 and several of her poems about parenting kids with illness, aired on January 29th and 30th, 2013. 

Suzanne’s work can be found in the following journals and anthologies: 
Ars Medica, Fall 2014; Spillway, Dec. 2013; EDGE, July 2013, The Healing Art of Writing; The Examined Life: A Literary Journal of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine; Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine; and Face to Face: Women Writers on Faith, Mysticism and Awakening. Her work can be read online at www.dermanities.com,  www.literarymama.com and www.washingtonpoets.org/owas/ 

Visit her website www.seedison.com to learn more about Suzanne! 

We'll be featuring Suzanne's writing throughout February. Check back later this month to read her creative musings!