About Me

I don’t really know what is considered ‘too much information’ on these things. I’ll try to give you what I think are the basics.

1. I live and work in Toronto. Everyday, I try to convince the people around me (but mostly myself) that I am urbane/chic/cool enough to be a natural Torontonian. Most days (20:1), I fail. The truth is, I’m from Barrie. Apparently, a 45-minute drive North is far enough to make a noticeable distinction in demeanor and style. No matter how far away I stay from white, suburban culture (e.g. American Eagle, Jack Johnson), people still ask me where I’m from, even after living here for five years.

1a. Addendum: I still work in Toronto, but now live in Hamilton.

2. I’m not really into music. Shocking, I know. If you want the story on that, read this.

3. My husband has a daughter, making me a stepmother. So, along with being a somewhat normal twenty-something who likes to go out, imbibe, sleep in and spend irresponsibly, I also wipe noses, give baths, read stories and give (short) lectures. It’s quite the juxtaposition. I would write about her more, but I feel guilty.

3a. Addendum: I have a son now. So scratch anything you read about sleeping and imbibing and spending money.

4. I have a major inconsistency in my life where I hold strong feminist views but still enjoy listening and dancing to hip hop/rap songs that make women out be semen receptacles.

5. I’m a writer. I love writing, particularly non-fiction. I don’t know why I didn’t start a blog sooner.

9 thoughts on “About Me

  1. You have the courage of a Che and the dignity of a fine cigar! Keep up the fight soldier! I will now retire to my bunker at the Brisas Del Caribe. Ole!

  2. Hey Jen,

    Could you shoot me an email with your email address….I’d like to talk to you about a little copywriting gig……Jack sent me! 🙂

  3. Hey Jen! I used to go to York with you. I stumbled upon your blog and I knew I recognized your name. Love this “about me.” Very charming.

    -Fabiola

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