Morgan Blair is a writer and artist living in Denver, Colorado. Morgan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an emphasis in creative writing. She also has a Master of Arts in clinical mental health counseling from Northwestern University. Morgan's creative endeavors include creative writing, painting, underwater photography, or whatever she's feeling that day. Occasionally, she uses her mental health degree to write articles on mental health topics and is a contributing writer for various mental health publications including Psychology Today.
She writes both fiction and nonfiction pieces, all of which are inspired by the messy parts that make us human. Morgan’s short stories and essays have been published in Hippocampus, Quagmire, Twenty Bellows, and Runestone Literary Journal. She has also contributed essays to the anthologies My Body, My Words and Stigma Fighters. Her essay, Mom is a Bear, was nominated for the 2023 Pushcart Prize and her undergraduate portfolio was awarded a merit scholarship to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Her visual art is inspired by whatever she's feeling that day. Typically these themes revolve around nature, or maybe they won't. She just goes with her mood and intuition.
When she isn’t creating, Morgan can be found planning her next outdoor adventure. She is an avid scuba diver and mountain climber. She and her spouse, Erik, love traveling to new countries in search of new experiences, trails, and oceans.
Jezebel Magazine, 2022
Expressive Arts Workshops, 2019
Huffington Post, 2016