Here is what I want for you.

I want you to use your voice.

I want you to use your hands.

To express your deepest truth.

The personal is political.

I create soul-nourishing, wildly fun opportunities for women to engage with their interior treasures for the benefit of all.

 Suzi Banks Baum sitting on porch
Suzi Banks Baum making an offering in the snow

Suzi Banks Baum dwells at the crossroad of literary and visual arts. A writer, mixed media and book artist, Suzi expresses the holy ordinary. Her devotion to daily creative practice is the super-food for her signature teachings: Backyard Art Camp, the Powder Keg Writing Workshops, and Advent Dark Journal. Suzi travels to Gyumri, Armenia to teach the book arts to women artists.  

She is the editor and publisher of An Anthology of Babes: 36 Women Give Motherhood a Voice. A selection from her memoir-in-progress won third prize in the Hypertext Literary Magazine Doro Böhme Memorial Contest in the fall of 2021. Her work can be found at Kerning literary magazine, Literary Mama, Rebelle Society, Studio Mothers, Mother Writer Mentor, Asbarez, Story of Mum, Creative Mothers at Megan Gray Arts, and the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

Suzi produced Out of the Mouths of Babes for the annual Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. She has written for and performed in Motherhood Outloud at the Unicorn Theater and for Boston production of Expressing Motherhood, and has a long history in theater in New York City. A multi-talented creative, Suzi has run her own couturier business, sewn for the Martha Graham Dance Company and the creative team of the Muppets, and served as a garden instructor for the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School.

Suzi inspires others with creative practices that connect them with their truth toward a joyful and nourishing sense of service to one another, their families, and their communities.

In addition to being a student of yoga and meditation, mindfulness, and non-violent communication, she lives and gardens on the ancestral lands of the Stockbridge-Munsee tribe of the Mohican people, in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts.

A definition of myself.

I’m sprinkled with stars.

Look at my skin, I’m freckled by time.

Every book, billboard, poem, song on the radio, my babies’ cries and vee’s of geese flying over the laundry line are still within me, echoing. Even my father’s voice calling my name in reprimand and the sound of car tires in snow at the lake still murmur within me.

I dream of ice and people and plans. I taste my dream in my mouth, like Nehi Root Beer. I have come upon roadblocks, barriers, abuse, withholding tax, and diverted momentum and still, I am unstoppable.

I am uncontainable joy.


“Creative inquiry is an inside job. We are often inspired by the beauty of nature, art, and craft, color and materials. But it is in taking time, taking stock, and valuing or own sensations, perceptions, experiences that reveals to each of us our own voice, our own purpose. When we recognize, reclaim, integrate our orphaned experiences, we re-establish broken inner connections in ways that restore us to wholeness.

Suzi’s work speaks to the power of this recognition. Holding space for people to tap into their creativity, to see that space as sacred, to experience it as their best resource, and to then form communities for the sharing of the gifts from that resource has become her life’s work.”

– Sara Eisenberg, Healer and Founder of A Life of Practice


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