My name is Tammy Strobel and I’m a writer, photographer, and teacher. I started blogging in late 2007 to become a better writer and to share my story. Blogging consistently improved my writing and it resulted in a book deal!
My first print book, You Can Buy Happiness (and It’s Cheap): How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life and How You Can Too, was released in September 2012. My latest book, My Morning View: An iPhone Photography Project about Gratitude, Grief & Good Coffee, hit the shelves in March 2014.
RowdyKittens is about going small, thinking big, and being happy. I post a few articles a week on topics like living simply, photography, and writing.
There is no one-size fits all approach to living simply or to happiness, which is why I write from my experience and emphasize options. After spending five years working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, I learned how important it is to talk about options, rather than telling people what to do or what to think.
As a Victim Advocate, the empowerment model was the foundation of my training. The approach emphasizes peer support and helps victims of violence focus on problem-solving, one small step at a time. I believe this model can be applied to any type of struggle and it informs my writing. By examining options, it is possible to empower yourself and to find happiness.
More About RowdyKittens
- The Newest Essays & Archives
- My Morning View photography series
- Our Tiny House
If you want to say hello, send a note to [email protected].