Jennifer Patterson // Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

2016     Goddard College, MA in Individualized Studies 

2004     Philadelphia University, Bachelors of Science, concentration in Fashion Design

 

Additional Trainings

2016     Certificate of Completion, Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy, Andrew Tatarsky, The Center for Optimal Living & The New School for Social Research

2017 Breathwork Healer Training, Erin Telford

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Publications

Books // Published

2016    

Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement

Editor and Contributor

Magnus/ Riverdale Ave Books

 

Books // In Progress

Assaults & Rituals (hybrid/ creative non-fiction)

 

Poetry, Creative Non-Fiction // Print and Online

2016    “Introduction” & “These Bones”, Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement

2015    "Watchers at the Edge" collaboration with Aleksei Wagner, HandJob Zine

2014     "Dismemberment", OCHO: A Journal of Queer Arts, Issue #33

2014     “2 Poems”, Outrider Review

2014     Intro to Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti- Violence Movement, The Feminist Wire

2012     “These Bones”, The Survivors Project: Telling the Truth About Life After Sexual Abuse

 

Journals

2016 Hematopoiesis Press, creative nonfiction editor (online)

 

Interviews & Discussions // Print and Online

2016    "An Interview with Jennifer Patterson", Poets & Writers

2016    "Two Healers On Preparing for the Trump Era", Mask Magazine

2016     “Queering Sexual Violence”, The Breathe Network blog

2016     “How Do We Heal From Sexual Violence Against the Queer Community”, The Establishment

2014     "Radical Responsibility: a Conversation between Lisa Factora-Borchers & Jennifer Patterson", Make/shift Magazine, Issue 16

2014     “Queering Sexual Violence: IMA Student Jennifer Patterson interviewed by Lise Weil”, Worlds of Change blog

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Professional Experience

Keynote, Panels & Speaking

2016

"Queering Sexual Violence: Dismantling Heteronormativity to Reimagine Prevention Work"

Keynote

NCCASA Primary Prevention Summit

Raleigh, NC

 

2015    

“What Story Are You Changing? Challenging Dominant Stories Through Art, Activism, and Community”

Panelist

Goddard College

Plainfield, VT

 

2014    

“Back to the Square: Many Faces of Sexual Violence in LGBTQ Communities”

Panelist

New York University LGBTQ Student Center

NY, NY

 

2010    

“Where Has All the Lavender Gone?”

Panelist

NCADV National Conference

San Diego, CA

 

Selected Workshops & Lectures

2017

HIV With: Writing with Trauma 

Workshop Co-Facilitator with Michael Crumpler (1 session)

Judson Church (funded by Poets & Writers)

NY, NY

 

2016

"Wound Dwelling: Writing the Survivor Body(ies)"

Workshop Facilitator (5 weeks)

Brooklyn Community Pride Center (through Poets & Writers grant)

Brooklyn, NY

 

"Liberation Sounds Like"

Workshop Facilitator (1 session)

NCCASA Primary Prevention Summit

Raleigh, NC

 

"Wound Dwelling: Writing and Stitching the Survivor Body(ies)"

Workshop Facilitator (6 weeks)

Abrons Art Center

NY, NY

 

"Wound Dwelling: Writing the Survivor Body(ies)"

Workshop Facilitator (6 weeks)

Transformative Language Arts

Online

 

“ “For Text to Be Like Skin”: Finding the Body in Language”

Workshop Facilitator (1 session)

Goddard College

Plainfield, VT

 

"Wound Dwelling: Translating the Survivor Body(ies)”

Workshop Facilitator (5 week session Spring of 2016 & 6 week session Winter of 2017)

NYHRE (New York Harm Reduction Educators) through Poets & Writers Grant

NY, NY

 

2015

"Wound Dwelling: Returning to a Body of Loss and Grief”

Workshop Facilitator (3 sessions)

2 veterans hospitals

Virginia

 

 “ “For Text to Be Like Skin”: Performing the Body in Words & Threads”

Guest Lecturer/ Workshop Facilitator (1 session)

Department of Performance Studies

New York University

NY, NY

   

“Wound Dwelling: Translating the Survivor Body(ies)”

Workshop Facilitator (1 session)

Goddard College

Plainfield, VT

 

“Mapping (dis)Embodiment: Using Writing and Fiber Art to Reimagine Queer Survivorhood and Healing”

Workshop Facilitator (5 sessions)

The Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Brooklyn, NY

 

Residencies

2014 Welcome Hill, Chesterfield, NH

 

Related Work

2011-2016    Herbalist

2009-2010    Rape Crisis Counselor, St. Vincent’s Hospital, NY, NY (now closed)

2009   Community Organizer, Project Envision, New York City Sexual Alliance Against Rape, NY, NY

2007-currently   Freelance Content Writing, Marketing & Social Media Management for small business owners and non-profits

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Jennifer Patterson is a grief worker who uses words, threads and plants to explore queer survivorhood, body(ies) and healing. She is the editor of Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti- Violence Movement (2016), facilitates trauma-focused writing & embroidery workshops and has had writing published in places like OCHO: A Journal of Queer ArtsThe Establishment, HandJob, and The Feminist Wire. She is also the creative nonfiction editor of Hematopoiesis Press with the first issue out in January 2017. A queer and trans affirming, trauma-informed herbalist, Jennifer offers sliding scale care as a practitioner with The Breathe Network as well as through her own practice Corpus Ritual Apothecary. Jennifer also recently finished a graduate program with a thesis focused on translating embodied traumatic experience through somatic practices and critical and creative nonfiction. You can find more at ofthebody.net.