Are you still writing?

Yes! I write every day. I enjoy being creative in a variety of ways. Writing is a big one.

What kind of writer are you?

I consider myself a Florida writer.

Is schizophrenia a bad illness?

Schizophrenia is different for different people. I have heard things, saw things, felt things, and believed things. It is possible to fully of partially recover from schizophrenia, and many people who have this diagnosis live fulfilling lives.

Was being a teen mom difficult?

I loved being a mom before my daughter was even born. I thoroughly enjoyed every stage of my child’s development. (And still do!) Fortunately for us, my family was supportive. Many teen parents face difficulties such as poverty and homelessness. That wasn’t the case for me, which meant I could focus on being a great parent.

What are your political views?

I am a Democrat.

Can I contact you directly?

Yes. You may email me at ilovedayzees@hotmail.com

What are your philosophical views?

I studied mostly ethics and political philosophy in school. When it comes to politics, I am solidly liberal. I support socialized healthcare and Universal Basic Income. I believe these two things are required to give everyone a fighting chance to become authentic, healthy, happy individuals. In ethics, I studied mostly virtue ethics. However, as an undergraduate, I loved Sartre and Kierkegaard, and have returned to them. I was a research assistant in graduate school for the book Reading Bernard Williams (Ed. Daniel Callcut), and both Williams and Callcut are big influences on me. I did a significant amount of research on indigenous justice and am heavily influenced by the Cherokee thinker Steve Russell.

A lot of writers have spoken about transgender people. What is your stance?

Trans rights are human rights.

Do you believe in God?

Most days, I do.