Hailing originally from a small town in Vermont, Michael is a writer, visual artist, and freelance web developer. He was lucky to teach art to prisoners back when he was an undergraduate in the early nineties, and to co-lead a writing program for incarcerated women when he was in graduate school at Sarah Lawrence College. He got his MFA in creative writing there, and published a novel, Plans for a Mushroom Radio, in 2003. He’s currently working on a nonfiction book about consciousness and cosmology that will be coming out in 2022. He founded this organization in May of 2021.