Wrangling words

Santa Rita, Guam 2015

More about Disa...

Disa was born on the Pacific Island of Guam. She inherited grit from her Chamorro father (The Major), and spunk from her Irish/English/German mother (The Hippie). Stir in siblings, 50 homes, a pack of boonie dogs for friends, and family picnics in graveyards, and, well, she was bound to write.

After graduating from the University of Guam with degrees in Business Management and Psychology, she packed ten boxes (mostly books) and headed to the Pacific Northwest with her family. They spent one LONG summer in an RV (all 9 of them), scouting states for a new homestead. She learned to live simply, to forgive quickly, and drink. 

Following a career in nonprofit management, grant writing, and content development, Disa wrote human interest articles for a local newspaper before welcoming the chance to stay home with her children.

She always felt like a writer, always wrote, even published some work, but it wasn't until life dealt a series of devastating health blows that she embraced her indie dream. Because, let's face it, at some point your fierce alter ego wants out to kick some ass!

I want one, in black.

Naropa days with Sister Sonia Sanchez, phenomenal woman, poet, teacher, and activist. 

Publications and Other Pursuits

Disa's creative works have appeared in not enough nightVestal Review, and The Square Table. Her Peace Quilt project, a collaboration of 13 poets and 1 quilter, was on exhibit at the Allen Ginsberg Library as part of the Collaborations/Crossing & Collisions show. Disa is also third author of a paper published in The South Pacific Journal of Psychology.

Beyond adventuring with her family, Disa enjoys earl grey tea, yoga, making soup, and doing absolutely nothing.