My name is Craig Bidiman and I am glad you made it to my website! That's so cool! I hope you are here on purpose, otherwise, this would be a little weird. But hey, while I have your attention, I might as well let you know about what happens on this website!
On this website you will find the myriad of projects, ideas, and artistic outlets that I lead, create, or participate in some capacity. You will also find information on how to bring ME to your campus, community, or cafe to perform, speak, or lead a workshop on the topics that I hold dear to myself.
I am originally from Oregon, where I spent the first 25 years of my life. After six years of college, I obtained two Bachelor of Arts degrees (BA in English & BA in Education with a minor in creative writing) from Oregon State University. While in Oregon, I was involved in the DIY concert scene, queer activism, and ate a lot of brunch.
Eventually I moved to Massachusetts to pursue a Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. This was the fresh start on life that I needed to discover my true passion in life - wellness education.
I am now a mental health and sexual health educator by profession, which is a lot of fun! I work at the University of Massachusetts Boston as the Health Education and Wellness Promotion Specialist within University Health Services. So I get to speak with college students on a daily basis about how to manage and take care of their mental health, sexual health, and overall wellness.
And by trade, I am a spoken word artist, musician, painter, public speaker, nonprofit owner, and amateur podcast host. Yes, I do all of those things. And I made this site so that you can access everything I do on ONE site. You can listen to my new podcast, the eduPUNX podcast, listen to my spoken wordcore music, check out my nonprofit - the Art of Survival, commission a painting, and/or BOOK ME to speak on your campus!
A SNAPSHOT OF INTERESTS:
Extrovert | Intuitive | Feeling | Perceptive
Year of Rabbit
Diet Dr Pepper
Listening to records and chewing Juicy Fruit
Favorite TV shows:
House of Cards
The West Wing
Parks and Rec
"As I Lay Dying," William Faulkner
"Leaves of Grass," Walt Whitman
"Where the Wild Things Are," Maurice Sendak
"A Clockwork Orange," Anthony Burgess
"Cloud Atlas," David Mitchell
"Phantom Tollbooth," Norton Juster
Favorite Musical Artist(s):
At the Drive-In
Explosions in the Sky
The Mars Volta
Tegan and Sara