Kristy Snedden has been a trauma psychotherapist for thirty-plus years. She began writing poetry in June 2020. Her poem “Dementia,” was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 90th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. Her work appears or is forthcoming in various journals and anthologies, most recently Snapdragon, Open Minds Quarterly, The Power Of The Pause Anthology, The Examined Life and Anti-Heroin Chic. She is a student at Phillip Schultz’s Writers Studio. She writes to stay alive and connected to this turbulent world. In her free time, she hikes in the Appalachian Mountains near her home or hangs out with her husband listening to their dogs tell tall tales.