Welcome to Hysterical History!
Who are we?
I have my Masters degree in Museum Studies from Leicester University. I love history, science, art, and learning. The Middle Ages are a special interest to me. I play off and on with the Society for Creative Anachronism in Ansteorra (most of Texas and Oklahoma). I am a member of the Sherwood Players, the acting troupe at Sherwood Forest Faire in Texas. I love teaching people and showing them things that make them rethink their assumptions or get them excited about history. I most enjoy busting myths and doing experimental archaeology. I cannot wait to explore all of these things with you!
I’ve been obsessed with history since I was a kid. It’s all I ever wanted to play or talk about. Not much has changed now that I am adult. I do faires, costumes, hat making, shows, games…anything that gives that thrill of learning and adventure. I was a Theatre Arts and Anthropology major in college. I didn’t finish, but that hasn’t stopped me from studying what I’m most passionate about. I’m very much looking forward to learning new things and do experimental archaeology with some of my favorite people! What’s our next quest? I’m ready!
I have been active in the Society for Creative Anachronism, a pre-modern historical recreation and education group for just about a decade, and recently received its highest award for research and craftsmanship. My specialization is in calligraphy and illumination, but am also known for my fiber arts and sewing. I love the fourteenth century best of all (but don’t tell the other ones). I also have a Bachelors of Fine Arts and a minor in History, and have been involved in Renaissance Festivals on and off since I was seven. I look forward to exploring overlooked history with my friends!
I’ve been a bookworm (especially historical fiction, biographies and fantasy!) since I learned how to read, and have recently started acting out some of my favorite stories with the Sherwood Players at Sherwood Forest Faire. My other interests include graphic design, novel-writing, various fandoms and geekery, raising a five-year-old tiny gorgon named Haven, and keeping my kittens Hades and Hestia off my keyboard.
I’ve always been a person rooted in two worlds – one of science, data, and fact, and one of imagination, fantasy, and stories. Luckily, I’ve been able to find fulfillment in both worlds as life is all about balance. I read equal amounts of non-fiction and fiction. I studied both history and myth at University (Hook ‘em Horns!). I make historically accurate garments and fairy wings. I love good documentaries and even better tabletop RPGs. I’m privileged to use both my historical knowledge and performance skills to tell the stories of everyday people in Medieval Europe as a member of the Sherwood Players at Sherwood Forest Faire. I’m always up for a talk about queer theory, intersectionality, and why reforestation matters. I’m a lifelong geek, ready to share my passions with my fellow geeks. Live long and prosper, y’all.