Originally from Washington, DC, Yvonne has lived most of her adult life in Boston since the mid-1980s. She is a graduate of Emerson College. Being a lover of art, she has in the last few years began creating her own works of abstract art: paint, magic marker, and art pastels. She is also a writer of two blogs: Outside In and Uncommon Bostonian. She was diagnosed with Asperger's in 2002 and joined AANE that same year.