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About Me

I am an award-winning writer, editor, linguist and the author of a forthcoming book on language, motherhood and multilingualism from Footnote Press, Mother Tongue Tied: On Language, Motherhood & Multilingualism — Disrupting Myths & Finding Meaning. My writing has appeared in Financial Times, Vogue, ELLE, The Globe and Mail, Literary Hub and several magazine and book anthologies.

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I am currently a PhD researcher in applied linguistics exploring the emotions of multilingual mothers, and a contributing editor to Mother Tongue Magazine. In addition to writing and researching, I consult on multilingualism, family language policy and recently worked on a branding project for a beauty company, acquiring the title of “notable linguist,” courtesy of Vogue.

You can see more of my work and research here.

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