Tessi, the Barefoot Author


I write barefoot. I do pretty much everything else barefoot, too. I like the feeling of the earth beneath my feet, the freedom of being open to the world. I like to know where I stand. I like being just a little bit different.


As an author, I collect, create & share stories in English and American Sign Language (ASL). There is no greater honor for me than to be allowed to sit and listen to someone's Story; the sacred journey that has brought them to where and who they are right now, in this moment. I do this by entering their Story-ground barefoot; stripped of my preconceptions and prejudices, naked to both the beauty and pain, able to receive their Story with a deep openness.


I write spiritual memoir, short stories, essays and fantasy, and share compositions in ASL on a variety of topics. It is my hope that you may find, in my Story and the Story of others, something of beauty which reflects that which is blossoming in your own story.


I invite you to take off your shoes and journey barefoot with me, honoring the knowledge that our Story is holy and we desire to connect to our Story deeply; not shielded from its raw beauty, but sensitive to its overwhelming joy and pain.



Call or email me to explore if spiritual companionship is a good fit for you. I'd love to answer your questions! I meet with seekers in person and online via Skype and Zoom



Voice / Text: 573-220-8601


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