Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D., is a professor of sociology at the University of South Carolina-Beaufort. She is the author of Welcome to Wherever We Are: A Memoir of Family, Caregiving, and Redemption (Rutgers University Press, 2020). The book has been featured in online and print media, including Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Buzzfeed, Ms. Magazine, She Reads, Ravishly, Brandeis Magazine, and many others. She publishes many book chapters in anthologies and articles in academic journals on the subjects of intimacy and violence, relationships, race, gender and sexuality, the body, and higher education. for speaking engagements as well as special workshops related to self care, work/life balance, and creativity.