Deirdre Stoelzle Graves

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Deirdre Stoelzle Graves is a journalist and painter who lives in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming.

Born in Santiago, Chile, in 1968, she grew up in New Jersey and moved to Wyoming in 1992 to work for the Casper Star-Tribune, where she was a crime reporter and city editor before moving with her cowboy husband to his ranch community in 2005.

She has two sons, nine years apart.

Deirdre is the executive director and founding member of the Dart Society, a nonprofit organization by and for journalists who cover tragedy and violence. She is the author, with photographer Jenny Gorman, of "Branded: The Making of a Wyoming Cowgirl," a collection of essays about her life on the range. As a journalist, Deirdre specialized in the coverage of interpersonal violence and psychological injury in the aftermath of community disaster and genocide. 

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