Britton Gildersleeve lives on the East Coast, although she didn’t always. She grew up in a house with bars on the windows, a third culture kid in a city long ago & far away. Even the name has been changed, perhaps to protect the guilty. Years spent living on the margins ~ in places with exotic names and food shortages — have left her with a visceral response to folks ‘without’ ~ a broad term that describes so many needs.
A writer since she could hold a pencil, Gildersleeve has published her work in numerous national journals, in addition to her 3 chapbooks. For more than 25 years she taught writing, to elementary, middle school, high school, university, and adult learners ~ 2nd graders to 94-year-olds. Now, she finds great joy in working with others aging, as she is.
Gildersleeve believes that the arts help make us better people, and connect us despite our differences. She also believes in Buddhism lived in an engaged fashion, and the magic of tea. If shared from a tea tray ~ preferablywith cookies, scones, or biscuits! ~ tea can heal us. Truly.