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Tammy Perlmutter

Tammy Perlmutter

Founder & Curator

Tammy writes about unabridged life, fragmented faith, and investing in the mess. She founded The Mudroom to create a space for people to be seen and heard. Tammy is a co-founder of Deeply Rooted, an annual faith and creativity gathering for women. Tammy is a member of the Redbud Writers Guild, an amateur naturalist, a Chicago Conservation Corps Sustainability leader, and she lives and works with Jesus People, an intentional Christian community in Chicago. She is also a founding member of the Uptown Garden Collective, an urban sustainability initiative. She has poems included in Everbloom: Stories of Deeply Rooted and Transformed Lives and Love Poems Deconstructed, and an essay in Soul Bare: Stories of Redemption. Tammy has written for The Englewood Review of Books and Christians for Social Action. She is the author of the poetry chapbook To Walk in Rivers of Fire.

Read posts by Tammy here.

 

Nichole Woo

Managing Editor

 
Nichole Woo writes at the confluence of belonging and a life that nudges her to the edges. She’s been the only girl on the team, the fumbling foreigner in the coffee shop, and the only mom she knows that coexists with an OCD diagnosis and a dirty kitchen. Nichole is a regular contributor here at The Mudroom and a member of the Redbud Writer’s Guild. She calls the Rockies home —where she’s happiest on their edges, pretending to be a Colorado native despite her flatland origins. Connect with her on Instagram: NicholeWooWrites.
 
Read posts by Nikki here.
 
 
Amanda Tingle Taylor

Amanda Tingle-Taylor

Administrative Assistant

Amanda’s life was forever changed two years ago. She is now a full-time caregiver for her husband. She is learning how to traverse her new world along with her daughters. Her passion for helping others and her desire to share the word of God with the hurting and lost comes through in her artwork, photography, and writing. You can find her at her website Tingle Taylor sharing about real life and real struggles. She is a regular contributor here at The Mudroom and a member of the Redbud Writers Guild.

Read posts by Amanda here.

 

Nicole T. Walters

Nicole T. Walters is a writer who lives somewhere in the tension between wanderlust and rootedness. She currently makes her home in Georgia with her husband and two children but has lived in and left parts of her heart in the Middle East and South Asia.
 
She writes to help people create space to listen to God, learn from others, and lead lives that love at Nicole T. Walters. She has authored essays in several books and her writing has appeared in places like CT WomenFathomRed Letter Christians, and (in)courage. She is a regular contributor at SheLoves Magazine and here at The Mudrooom and is a member of the Redbud Writers Guild.

Read posts by Nicole here.

 

Chelle Wilson

Chelle Wilson

Jesus was never part of the club, never invited to speak at any of the temples, was NOT welcome in polite company. He spoke truth. He was Radical (look up its origins). If you’ve ever been excluded or invited OUT, you’re in DIVINE company. I am a very serious person, so I laugh a lot. I write because it helps me understand the way I feel about the world. I married my high school sweetheart, and together we made two exceptional people and raised a dog so remarkable, I wrote a book about the faith lessons he taught me. I envision a world where each of us embraces the Perfect, Precise Image of God that we are, naturally, at every given moment, even as each of us exists in a liminal state.
 
Read posts by Chelle here.
 
 

Sarah Guererro

Sarah is a writer and freelance marketing expert in Austin, Texas. The birth of her first kid eight years ago kicked off a journey to discover what privilege meant in her life, what God – not church and the patriarchy – thought about women and working, and about herself and her gifts. Sarah has found deep freedom and feels a call to bare her soul so that others can experience the same. You can get her monthly essay, Honesty is My Gift, here.
 
Read posts by Sarah here.
 
 

Tatayana Claytor

Tatyana Claytor is a mom, teacher, blogger, and historical England enthusiast who would gladly step back into that past, but only for a day and only as a rich person. She loves open windows for fresh air, open doors for new opportunities, and an open heart to hear from God.
 
Read posts by Tatyana here.
 
 

Vina Mogg

Vina Mogg is a Northwest native, raised in Tacoma, Washington, who graduated from Ohio State University in English Education. After living in Windermere, Florida, for 30 years, she has returned to the Northwest to gaze at Mt. Rainier from her home in Gig Harbor, Washington. For the past seven years she has been writing regarding issues about Alzheimer’s and family on her website, seaglasslife.com. Recently she published “Messy Edges” in an anthology of essays compiled by Leslie Leyland Fields, The Wonder Years: 40 Women over 40 on Faith, Aging, Beauty and Strength, “Throw a Hail Mary” in Ruminate Magazine, and poetry on thewritelaunch.com. She has been a guest writer on Huffingtonpost.com, grandparentslink.com, Redbudwriters.com and mudroomblog.com, alzauthors.com, and washingtonpoeticroutes.com. Vina is the mother of four, married for 37 years, with two grandpuppies and a cat.
 
Read posts by Vina here.
 
 

Prasanta Verma

Prasanta Verma was born under an Asian sun, raised in the Appalachian foothills in the Deep South, and currently resides in the Upper Midwest. She is a passionate chai drinker and writes essays and poetry about identity, belonging, culture, and race. You can connect with her on Twitter @VermaPrasanta, Instagram @prasantaverma, or sign up for her free newsletter here.
 
Read posts by Prasanta here.
 
 

Velynn Brown

Velynn loves the smell of fresh rain, Gospel music, and cooking big meals in my girlfriends’ kitchens. By day she is the Founder and Director of Faith and Equity-by early mornings, lunch breaks, and weekends she sketches poems, inches towards her upcoming memoir, and dreams of a more equitable and just world.

Read posts by Velynn here.

 
 
     

Anita Scott

Poet-in-Residence

At some point in elementary school, my mom bought me my first book of poetry by Nikki Giovanni. . .I read that book over and over. What I didn’t know at the time was, the Bible is poetry, so I had, in essence, been introduced to poetry even before I knew what it was. I can remember reading Psalms, admiring David, and then taking his praises and laments and turning them into rhyme schemes. Years and decades later, I too began lamenting and rejoicing through the use of rhythm and rhyme and have found poetry to be healing, cathartic, and fun, so much so, I love teaching others how to write poetry and I love seeing faces when they realize, “Whoa. I can do this too?” I have a heart to echo the chambers of Heaven through poetry and hope that others find healing and wholeness as they listen.

Anita Scott resides in Texas, is a Middle School Principal, and loves all things nature: water, trees, mountains, canyons, hummingbirds, and the list continues. She is the 4th of 8 children, born to James and Ruth Scott, and loves to spend time with family and friends.

 
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Dorothy Greco

Dorothy Greco

Dorothy Littell Greco is the author of Making Marriage Beautiful and Marriage in the Middle. She writes about the intersection of faith and contemporary culture, relationships, parenting, leadership, and race for many publications including Christianity Today, Relevant, Biola University, Perennial Generation, and many more. You can find Dorothy’s writing (and photography) on her website or by following her on Facebook or Twitter.
 
Read posts by Dorothy here.
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