Tabatha Wharton (Muntzinger) is a poet, essayist, sociologist, and model as bright as her formerly mermaid-hued hair. An elder Millennial creative in Dayton, OH, Tabatha has spent the entirety of her life utilizing her curiosity, tenacity, and whatever materials she can master to tell the stories she both witnesses and carries. Her in-process graduate work in Sociology and Gender Studies give her keen insight to the daily grind of all manner of relationships, and her previous theatrical training informs her self-expression, vivid character embodiment, and lavish wardrobe styling via fashion, artistic, runway, and commercial modeling. Her writing has been featured on BlogHer, HuffPo, BonBon Break, and Elephant Journal as well as various other blogs/sites, and her previous home renovation projects and design expertise were featured on The Snug, This Old House, HomeTalk, Home Depot, and HGTV.com as well as myriad home decor and DIY blogs.
In 2014, she was the recipient of the BlogHer Photo of The Year Award in the category of Selfie for an image from her participation in the #365feministselfie Instagram project, which is ongoing to this day. In 2016, she was featured on HuffPo's Love + Sex podcast about her Year of Celibacy project. Her poetry has been published in the collections WOMb: Celebrating Mothers and Ink Spills: A Your Hearts Anthology and was honored as the 4th place nomination for Poem of The Year in 2018 by Her Heart Poetry and Artlixir Poetry. Her poetry and prose collection manic pixie suicide mistress debuted in 2018.
In her non-digital life, she is a single mom to her two children and the main herder of five cats and one giant dog in her Midwestern home town. Her favorite color is purple, she loves coffee and good company, and fashion is her weakness. You can usually find her putzing around Instagram.