My name is Jackie Brettschneider, I’m from and currently reside in Brooklyn, NY. I’m a proud alumnus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. I was an anthropology major and a history minor. I graduated from Rutgers in 2016 with a B.A. in Anthropology.
During my senior year of college, I interned at the Center for Jewish History in Manhattan. There I was responsible for writing blog posts on their website, “The 16th Street Blog.” Specifically, I chose to write about Jewish women and how they’ve impacted feminism because of my interest in women’s issues. Writing about women and feminism began to spark my interest in writing and blogging.
Alongside working, I began writing for “Thought Catalog” where I was able to reach a larger audience. My pieces published on Thought Catalog range from personal essays to dating culture, as well as informative essays on women’s health. I’m proud to say that my pieces on that platform have been shared over 35,000 times.
I also was the project manager and editor of a book of poetry and short essays that I self-published with some fellow writers. The book, called Evol, a collection of personal essays, short stories, and poems, is about the subject of love in all its forms. It’s currently on sale on Amazon here.
I’m currently working as a freelance writer specializing in funny first-person essays and opinion pieces on women’s issues.
Art by: Ambivalently Yours