Dana Mich

Dana Mich is the founder and creator of Moving Forewords. She is a mom, memoir writer and essayist living in Charlottesville, Virginia. There’s no MFA on her resume. Her bachelor’s degree in human biology helps her to write from the body and mind, and her master’s in public policy keeps her heart centered on advocacy. Prior to coming to the page, she worked in community outreach in the nonprofit sector. She founded Moving Forewords because she believes that writing and reading diverse first-person accounts are powerful exercises in empathy. Her memoir-in-progress, Uncaged: A Memoir of Sisterhood after Suicide Loss, commemorates her life with her father who she lost to suicide, and her sister who she bonded with upon inheriting their father’s bird. Some of her writing can be found in: Tin House Magazine, The Washington Post, The Times of Israel, Brevity Magazine, The Manifest-Station, and Folio Literary Journal.