This week we welcome Charise M. Hoge, MA, MSW, as our guest author. Charise is a dance/movement therapist, performing artist, and writer. Her work in arts and healing has brought wellness programs into hospitals, prisons, counseling centers, museums, and businesses. Her dance performance career spans four decades across several U.S. cities. She’s a third culture kid (TCK), military spouse, and co-author of the book A Portable Identity: A Woman’s Guide to Maintaining a Sense of Self While Moving Overseas. Her first poetry chapbook, Striking Light from Ashes, is available from Finishing Line Press (July 2017). Her poems are featured in various journals and platforms, as well as her own blog mixandmosspoetry.com. Find out more about Charise here.