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Hi. My name’s Jenny. I live in the north of Manchester with my wonderful partner and our animal friends.

I like…

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.