Jessica Atcheson

JESSICA ATCHESON

Former Hearth Member

Writer, Editor, and Activist

What’s your story?

Screen shot 2014-03-23 at 11.50.35 PMBorn in Colorado and raised in New England, I grew up an introvert who really liked to read (still do!) and make forts and climb trees. I love words, I’m passionate about social justice, and I relish the feeling of home in its many manifestations. I’m a queer feminist, and my favorite punctuation marks are the em dash and the semicolon. I currently work as a writer and editor at a human rights nonprofit, volunteer at an organization that supports LGBTQ survivors of partner abuse, and cultivate my plans to build a tiny house on wheels. Plus, I like to make things.

 

What do you make?

Hand-knit mason-jar cozies, manifestation boxes, words, community, correspondence art, jars of awesome, cozy spaces, cookies, collages, spreadsheets, newsletters, noise, cups of tea, blog posts, other blog posts, signs for protests and parades, tiny bits of music, marks with my red pen, my bed (only occasionally), quiet, lists, tiny structures, thoughtful observations.

 

How did you get involved in Miranda’s Hearth?

Jessica_buildingAfter meeting Miranda at a gathering of the Greater Boston Tiny House Enthusiasts, I attended my first Music, Art, and Wine Night at her house, bringing along my box of collage materials, glue, and some watercolor-paper postcards. I was enchanted by the creative energy, openness, and warmth of the community I found there. I relished the time dedicated to making things. Add to that her visions for the future of Miranda’s Hearth, and I’m hooked!

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