ALEX STRAAIK is a writer of fiction, nonfiction, essays, and observations. She is a behavioral health activist who has worked as a writer, publisher,editor, marketing director, educator, and Italian Ice/Gelato scooper. Her greatest non-living loves are writing, reading, storytelling, backpacking, and adventure.
Since 14, Alex has lived with Major Depressive disorder, chronic Insomnia, and Generalized Anxiety disorder, and hopes to make positive, unique interventions into the fields of psychiatry and psychology. Despite this seemingly bleak portrayal, people often tell her she is quite funny.
An introverted big mouth/New Yorker, Alex is currently living/loving/learning in Dayton, Ohio (a.k.a., The Birthplace of Aviation). She has a newfound, profound appreciation for the enormous creativity and dedication of the Wright Brothers.