Who Is Meredith?

I’m an artist, poet, jeweler, essayist, old hippy, iconoclast, and unrepentant nerd girl.

Throughout my life, people have used the same five words to describe me:
1. Smart
2. Creative
3. Honest
4. Compassionate
5. Stubborn.
I’d like to argue the word “stubborn.”

The next three words that frequently come up are:
6. Strong
7. Independent
8. Stubborn.

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I’m a New York City native who moved to Southern California in 1980. I’ve traveled a lot, but not as much as I’d like to. I collect ethnic arts and crafts. My yard is filled with giant cacti.

I was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998. I underwent treatment, and was in remission for 17-1/2 years. I was re-diagnosed in 2016. Hopefully I’ll survive this round and there won’t be a third time.

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Where to stalk me online:                                                                                                                        www.meredithlaskow.com (writing)                                                                                                           www.meredithbead.com (jewelry)                                                                                                             www.amazon.com/handmade/meredithbead (jewelry)                                                                                   www.meredithbead.artfire.com (jewelry)                                                                                                    www.etsy.com/shop/meredithbead (jewelry)                                                                                               mkt.com/mkl-bead-supplies (DIY findings)                                                                                                  meredithbead-ivil.tripod.com (DIY findings)                                                                                                 www.facebook.com/meredithbead (jewelry fan page)                                                                                   twitter.com/meredithbead                                                                                                                        www.pinterest.com/meredithlaskow                                                                                                         www.linkedin.com/in/meredithlaskow