Jess (they/she) is an educator/artist/writer from the East Coast. They’re pushing 40, queer, anxious, neurodivergent, under-slept, and over-caffeinated.

They hold a B.A. in English and Gender/Sexuality Studies, and extensive coursework towards an M.Ed., though that has long since been abandoned.

Weekdays, they can be found in a working in academia, teaching and coaching. Weekends and nights, they spend time drawing, painting, or writing. Favorite art mediums are digital (PaintShop Pro), micron pens, and acryllic, while their favorite genres to write in are form poetry, particularly sonnets and sestinas. They’ve also been known to dabble in jewelry-making and Sculpey.

Their current hyper-fixations include seeking out cool zines to contribute to, learning the Finnish language, ridiculous DnD actual-play podcasts, British panel shows and Taskmaster, art YouTubers, queer and feminist arts and crafts (especially digital art and needlepoint), and the Ramona Quimby books (which they are reading with their kid).

Jess has been married to their wife for ten years, and live with her, their seven-year-old son, and their neurotic cat.