Meredith Katie Hoogendam is a writer, artist and mother, with former incarnations including high school teacher and radio host. Though focused on parenting and homeschooling, she remains professionally and personally concerned with environmental issues and educational theory and practice. Spirituality, feminism and identity are ongoing topics of interest for her. Her poetry, essays and artwork have appeared in Geez Magazine, Mutha Magazine, and Topology, among others, as well as two of Northumberland County’s own Hill Spirits anthologies. Katie has just completed her first chapbook, Mothertongue, a collection of poetry on motherhood, mourning, and identity, to be released on November 2nd at a poetry party in Camborne, an event open to the public.