Hi. My name’s Jenny. I live in the north of Manchester with my wonderful partner and our animal friends.
British horror films from the 1950s/60s, trashy crime documentaries and podcasts, the history of polar exploration, forks with LONG prongs, black coffee, red wine, green olives, and line drying my washing.
When time allows, I enjoy embroidery and other needlecrafts.
I love the moon. I’m rediscovering/reevaluating my relationship with/to all the woo shit I found such solace in as a young person twenty years ago. Let me take my journey ‘k.
I don’t like…
Sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, bullying or oppression. I believe that black lives matter. I believe in riots, not diets. I support sex workers. I am pro-choice.
I am passionate about body positivity and fat positivity, and pro-intersectional, diverse and inclusive veganism. (Check out my Big Fat Vegan Zine project.)
I write about…
- Vegan and ethical lifestyle.
- Mental health (I have been treated for depression for 21 years now).
- Chronic and invisible illness (I was diagnosed with M.E. in late 2016).
- Whatever else inspires me.
You might see my pooch, Vulpe, make an appearance every now and then. She is a Romanian rescue with quite a lot of emotional problems. I love her truly madly deeply.
What I’m doing lately…
In September 2017 I began the second year of a part-time Master’s degree in Anthrozoology, the interdisciplinary study of humans and animals. I’m currently working on a research project that explores the supposed benefits of animal-assisted interventions for students in higher education.
I’ve been doing quite a bit of writing, so please get in touch if you’d like me to write you a thing.
I lost my Mum suddenly in September 2017. I started a new project exploring mothers/daughters grief and loss: oh, mother.
I have a day job too. I am a senior project administrator in a higher education humanitarian research institute (say that five times fast). I’ve worked in the sector for 10 years but I dream, dream, dream of being able to make my living in a slower, more peaceful and fulfilling way.