Jessica Critcher is a Marine brat and a Coast Guard wife. Lacking a hometown, she wanders from place to place, never staying in one city very long.
She earned a BA in English from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and is currently working as a freelance writer in Boston. She loves to combine her passion for writing with her rage against patriarchy, so you might recognize her from her regular contributions to Gender Focus. You may also have seen her at a Socializing for Justice event, where she works as an assistant organizer.
In addition to being an ardent feminist, an unapologetic atheist and a halfway decent guitarist, Jessica is a notary public and a tattooed hooligan.
She is also working very hard on the third draft of a novel.
Originally posted for Gender Focus on March 19th, 2012. My take on the hoopla surrounding the Kony 2012 campaign. In a nutshell, it’s good that you care about something, but if you want to help, it might be a good idea to ask Ugandans about it instead of a white man.
Originally published with Katherine Press, February 2012. Sort of a break from my usual style. This is a personal essay based on my experience living alone and learning things about myself while my husband was out to sea.
Originally posted for WAM! (Women, Action and the Media) on December 12th, 2011. This is a summary of our 16 day blogging campaign, in solidarity with the Rutgers University 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign. We highlighted WAMmers working to end gender violence.
Originally posted November 30th. Special guest post for Bitch Flicks during their animated films for children series. I talk about re-watching The Nightmare Before Christmas through an adult, feminist perspective.
Originally posted October 21st, 2011 for WAM! (Women Action and the Media). Steven Greenstreet started a blog called “Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street” and, surprisingly, some people have a problem with that.