Behind the Lens


My Story

Hi! My name is Michelle. I am a gypsy at heart, always searching for a place to call home. I love to travel; to explore the environments and different cultures; immersing myself in a new world. I love learning; about pretty much anything! Throughout my life I’ve learned and achieved many things – bachelor of science in psychology degree, graduating with honors, and becoming a member of the Tau Upsilon Alpha honor society, to name a few. Those are great honors for someone like me.

I was born in 1973 and raised in the heart of Saint Paul, Minnesota – on Rice Street. An old soul with a curious mind and strong desire to experience all I can in this lifetime. I’ve overcome challenges meant to break me apart. I’ve rebuilt my life more times than I can count. I struggle everyday to not fall back into old patterns. I deal with anxieties, depression, self-doubt, insecurities, fears, perfectionism – the list goes on.

I have an innate desire to learn all I can about breaking the cycle of generational family dysfunction and abuse with knowledge, understanding, compassion, and love. This strong desire is what created the name, RaevenousOne. My passion is sharing this knowledge, through my stories and experiences, with others in hopes of shedding light on mental illness, addiction, love, and faith in the unknown. My hope is at least one person gains what they need to create the changes needed in their life.  

Let’s Work Together

706 12th Street SW 

Forest Lake, MN 55025

Tel: 651-703-5247

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