Rachel is a Canadian playwright and essayist from Toronto. She holds a Bachelors of Science in physical anthropology from the University of Toronto as well as a certificate in playwriting from The National Theater School of Canada. She was the 2015 recipient of the Sybil Cooke Award for her play The Dumb War. Her work has been featured in Niv Magazine, Elemental, The Coalesce Collective Spring Quarterly Edition and Intermission Magazine, She Does the City and Toronto Life Magazine. Currently, Rachel is researching and writing her memoir, Where the Panic Goes, which investigates the connection between her grandparents’ Holocaust trauma and her mental illness.
Rachel is legally blind and she lives with mental illness. Her goal is to speak more publically about her survival and to inspire people to accept themselves in a life-affirming way.
Rachel is also a copy-writer and content co-ordinator at Ganz Studios. In her spare time, she likes to train for marathons, throw sticks for her dog, design greeting cards and read.