ALEX STRAAIK is a writer of fiction, nonfiction, essays, and observations. She is a behavioral health activist who has worked as an IT professional, writer, publisher, editor, and educator. Her greatest passions are writing, reading, storytelling, backpacking, adventure, and empathic communication.
Alex has lived with depression, anxiety, and insomnia since she was a teenager, and is deeply committed to making unique and essential interventions into the field of behavioral health. She is currently studying to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.
(Despite this rather bleak and semi-serious portrayal, people often tell her she’s quite funny.)
An introverted big mouth and New Yorker, Alex is temporarily living, loving, and learning in Dayton, Ohio (“The Birthplace of Aviation”). She has a newfound and profound appreciation for the enormous creativity and daring brilliance of the Wright Brothers.