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.
Sensitivity / Expert
- Abenaki and Mohawk Native American
- Ashkenazi Jewish
- Iroquois 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