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 Major Depressive disorder, chronic Insomnia, and Generalized Anxiety disorder since age 14, and is deeply committed to making unique and essential interventions into the fields of psychiatry and psychology. Despite this seemingly bleak and serious portrayal, people often tell her she is quite funny.
An introverted big mouth and New Yorker, Alex is currently 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.