In my life, I choose joy over fear, brave over perfect…

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Hi! I’m Susie.

I’m an award-winning writer, a global educator, a community activist, a mother, and a brainstem tumor survivor.

Welcome to my home on the web. Here you’ll find my writing on life, love, and courage meant to inspire you to create a Brave over Perfect life. If you like what you read, be sure to sign up to get Susie in your inbox. I’ll only send you my latest Blog post, no more than 1x week.

Did I mention that I’m so happy you’re here?! If you were at my real home, I’d give you a big hug, but then you’d have to move a bunch of kids’ stuff off the couch and make your own cup of tea anyway, so get comfortable where you are and enjoy the words of inspiration meant for you.

Learn more about my story and begin creating your own Brave over Perfect life now. 

With love and courage,

xo Susie

My story


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