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I was born in Toulouse, France, and raised on the small Caribbean island of Saint Martin, the source of many of my writing inspirations. I now live in Westchester County, about a 40 minute drive from New York City.

Although I am lucky enough to be home with my son, Liam, almost every day, I teach English and Communication courses at Mercy College, Manhattanville College, and Westchester Community College. I also tutor from home, both in French and English.

My poems, short stories, and articles have been featured in Graffiti Literary Magazine, Cactus Heart Press, The Bangalore Review, The Write Place at the Write Time, and the LaMothe Review. I was a part of three literary journals over the course of four years, serving as fiction editor, associate editor, and editor-in-chief. I also worked as a columnist for L’Elite Magazine and as a French/English translator. I am currently editing my first novel, We Carved Our Names in Tamarind Trees. 

 

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I was seventeen when my father was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Luckily, he is healthy now (minus one kidney) and this only ended up being one of the most terrifying moments in my life thus far.

My father’s cancer was an eye opener for me and my family: we modified our diet, paid closer attention to product labels, and became more health-conscious in all areas of our lives.

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Almost a decade later, when I got pregnant with my first child, I decided to have a natural birth for the same reason: I wanted my son to enter the world without the use of drugs and unnecessary medical intervention. I wanted him to get a healthy start in life, which is also why I still breastfeed my toddler today (and why I plan on continuing to do so for as long as he wants me to!)

We live in a world where almost everything we buy and use is dangerous for our health, so I try to make the “healthy” choice when I have the opportunity to. I know I can’t have control over everything, but I do get some peace of mind knowing that when I can, I do what’s best for my family.

 

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I was recently featured as one of the “Top 17 Green Living Mum Blogs” by Kinde Co., an Australian garment company, and am listed as one of the Top Mommy Blogs. I am also a proud contributor of the newly-launched (and very successful!) Westchester County Moms Blog. Check it out!

Some of the brands I’ve collaborated with in the last year:

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For business inquiries, please e-mail me at mamanaturelle.contact@gmail.com.

I look forward to chatting / working with you !

 

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