Ronkwahrhakónha (Loon-gwah-lah-goon-ha), or Lune for short, was raised in two storytelling cultures. Whether it was the indigenous stories their father told them at bedtime, or ones from the Torah that they heard in school or synagogue, Ronkwahrhakónha has always been enchanted by the power of stories. By age 19, they were performing on stage as an improvisational actor and traditional Native storyteller.
Ronkwahrhakónha approaches sensitivity reading through the lens of story medicine. Their culture teaches that stories have incredible power to bring comfort, escape, or teach powerful and important lessons. Stories can unintentionally contain bad medicine— perpetuating untrue stereotypes that promote ideas that hurt readers or even damage communities. Ronkwahrhkónha will work with you exploring ways to avoid that bad medicine, while still keeping the heart of your work intact. Afterall, stories are sacred, so they want to make sure you’re telling the story only you can tell.
As a developmental editor, Ronkwahrhakónha will walk with you through your world, meeting your characters and helping you find the best ways to express your story to your audience. Their life with mental illness has given them extraordinary insight in to the human experience, and they are excited to bring that understanding to your narrative.
Beyond the art world, Ronkwahrhakónha is a wilderness educator, teaching everything from plant identification and traditional usage, to archery and sword fighting. Their experience with neopaganism and witchcraft, including practiced skills of tarot reading and spellcraft, allows them to share their unique insights into fantasy with you. As a Two-Spirit person, Ronkwahrhakónha is an active member of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Learn from Ronkwahrhakónha
Sensitivity / Expert
- Abenaki and Mohawk Native American
- Ashkenazi Jewish
- Iroquois/Haudenosaunee History and Culture
- Nonbinary: Two-Spirit
- ADHD, Anxiety, C-PTSD, Depression, OCD
- Childhood Trauma (Emotional, Sexual and Verbal Abuse)
- Witchcraft and Paganism
- Childcare and Summer Camps
- Wilderness Education
- Geek Culture
Fantasy Horror Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Speculative Fiction Urban Fantasy Young Adult TTRPG’s Video Games Historical fiction
What Clients Say
It’s been a joy to work with Salt & Sage. So responsive and helpful at every step of the way! And working with Lune is amazing. He’s so enthusiastic and insightful. His point of view really helped to unlock some things that I was stuck on, and he saw some issues that I wasn’t even aware of. He understood my overall vision so well and I can’t thank him enough for his help!
Everyone at Salt & Sage is incredibly kind and patient! Lune’s feedback was encouraging (maybe more than I deserve, and it’s humbly appreciated) and gave me lots of food for thought as well as food for my curiosity. I’m incredibly grateful that he took his time to work with me, and I will try my best to make use of what I learned to become a better storyteller! Please get yourself a sensitivity reader at Salt & Sage, it’s worth it.