• jacklyn janeksela, MFA

    writer//creative//language sculptor//poet//field analysist//spirit writer//healer//herbal alchemist//conjurer//necromancer//energy.

  • i am so much more//so are you.

    an energy of multiple faces//bodies//dimensions//sounds//voices.
    a writer.
    a witch.

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    “Work appears when the worker is ready.”

    ― Andre Luiz , Chico Xavier – Book: “The Astral City”

     

    i am ready.

  • these are only clips of me.

    get @ me.

    @theworld

    Freelance Writer & Copy Writer 

    2008 – Present

    I work with a variety of clients to address writing needs; print and online publications.
    From non-fiction to business writing and articles to research pieces; I am able to handle a wide-range of subjects and writing formats.
    Some companies with whom I have worked for include the following:

    Culture Designers (art, POC, protest art, the other, music, gender)
    Culture Designers::Feature (sex work)
    Femme Feminism (body image)

    Hermetic Hare (herbal astrology)
    The Talko (relationships, shock talk, sex, body, health, astrology, numerology)

    Remedies for Me (herbs, health, natural cures)
    MOH (experimental photography, outsider art)
    My Little Vixen (sex, astrology, relationships)
    Love2Know (heath & beauty)
    Thrillist (sex)
    Spirit Guides (metaphysical, travel, states of consciousness)
    Honey Colony (health, mental health)

    VidaWeb (women in literature, QTWOC, Spot On!)

    The City Paper Bogota (travel, transport, public transport)
    Arriviedo (travel, budget travel, guides; focus Bogota, Prague, Paris, & Lyon)
    Waging Nonviolence (resistance, protest, grassroots, POC, First Tribes)

    Segunda Mano (lifestyle, travel, food; in Spanish)
    Quesbook (academics)
    Witty Bitches (feminism, self-care, relationships)
    e-Techonologies (technical writing)
    The Things (miscellaneous)
    Joorney (business plan writing, start-ups, visa support)
    Scandalous (feminism, sex, the evolving archetype)
    Search Influence (commercial writing, blogging)
    HawtShop (beauty, fashion, style)

    @theworld

    Teacher//Guide//Healer + Observer of Life

    Birth – Present

    Things I know about:

    · Herbs, astrology; that witchy life

    · Sex work; what's the big deal

    · Budeting the f*$% outta life (think minimalist living meets low income meets thrift shop means dumpster diving meets saving for dreams)

    · Meditation & yoga (cure the body, today!)

    · Dating abroad; sex tourism & marrying for visas

    · Dating someone in jail; statistics + reality

    · Better ways to die

    · Cleansing the body//cleansing the mind

    · Creative entrepreneurs & start-ups

    · Santeria; Cuban-ties

    · The connection between food & masturbation

    · Stripping; why some make it out alive & others get stuck; the best thong for the job; which shoe rakes in the most dough; why there’s no champagne in the champagne room

    · Colombia: the real deal; stuff I know first-hand (from Drogatá, college professors and artists living on the streets [basuco], scams, ayahausca remedies & cures, Datura, sex with donkeys, the male gaze, plastic surgery, Picos, Champeta, hidden black communities, Juernes (a mix between Thursday & Friday), brothels, Mockus & Peñalosa ( mayors who changed the face of Bogotá forever), being married to a Colombian & all that comes with it (stereotypes, visa issues, language, & cultural head-butting)

    · Retail therapy & other capitalist gags :: Women, the Victims

    · Living abroad (from Barranquilla and Bogotá to Buenos Aires and Prague to Paris) & what that does to patriotism & self-identity (even body image, like for real, for real)

    · Plants, Planets, & People; What does Pluto really mean for Humankind?//all planet talk

    · Teaching & why it’s a joke, a myth, & a dream

    · Making lists = adulting; why the art of lists is fading, but the listicle is raging

    · Running away from relationships, cheating, & almost marrying a Cuban on the island of Cuba

    · female filet & other art space like it; why these spaces need to exist for “women” to feel safe

     

    Things I’d like to write about, i.e. investigate & write for you; the short list:

    · Americans & Mental Illness: What would Nietzsche have to say

    · Sex work in Paris; Trans-life in Paris; France all up in Africa

    · Why no one responded to my #BlackLivesMatter call in Paris on a page for ex-pats; The Trump Years as seen from France

    · The Comeback Kid: Bartering & Fair Exchange

    · Syrian Refugees in Paris; the subway beggars; the street sleepers

     

  • let's vibe.

    who are we? let's get to know each other.

    Hermetic Hare

    Female Filet

    Female Filet Part Deux

  • skills

    the universe has blessed me.

    language.

    fluent in Spanish, decent in Portuguese, working hard on French.

    healer.

    from teacher to herbal astrology consultant to sex writer.

    organizer.

    from travel to documents to manifestations.

    innovator.

    changing all the time; never stay the same.

  • poetics//source

    where my words float inside this universe.

    ::artistic bio::

    jacklyn janeksela is a wolf and a raven, a cluster of stars, & a direct descent of the divine feminine. she can be found @ Barrelhouse, Thought Catalog, LunaLuna Magazine, Talking Book Three Point Press, DumDum Magazine, Visceral Brooklyn, Anti-Heroin Chic, Public Pool, Reality Hands, Velvet-Tail, Requited Journal, The Feminist Wire, Word For/Word, Literary Orphans, Pank, Split Lip, Landfill, Yes Poetry, feelings, Heavy Feather, The Opiate, Potluck, Vending Machine Press; Civil Coping Mechanism anthology A Shadow Map & Outpost 19 Rooted anthology; & elsewhere. she is in a post-punk band called the velblouds. her baby @ femalefilet. her chapbook fitting a witch//hexing the stitch forthcoming (The Operating System, 2017). she is an energy. find her @ hermetic hare for herbal astrology readings.

  • published articles

    virgo sun//capricorn moon//virgo rising = worker & improver of things.

    SUCCESS::I Stopped Worrying, Then Happiness Showed Up

    well-being, happiness, success for women in the workplace & in business

    *hustle

    *hustle* Peek into a keyhole, search in a fragmented mirror, crack open a tinted door that could lead to a naked body –a collection of secrets & memories from Marlowe, a former stripper.

    Culture Designers::art talk

    Pieces about practices & people in the art world.

    My Little Vixen::

    Using Venus in Your Natal Chart to Make You a Better Lover

     

    Sex Hotels in South America are a Serious Business

     

    What it Feels Like to be a Cheater

     

    SUCCESS::5 Different Kinds of Success

    well-being, happiness, success for women in the workplace & in business

    The Heavy Feather::

    15 Things Women Should Do When Bumping into a racist, bigot, &/or misogynist

    The Talko::women's stuff

    Relationships, sex, astrology, health/beauty; random escape articles.

    21-Day Challenge::

    Budget Your Way to Creative & Financial Freedom

    creative entrepreneurs, financial freedom, facing fears, personal budgeting, aligning dollars with dreams.

    The Talko::

    15 Signs You're a Feminist

    Thrillist::sex

    Dancing + nipple orgasm.

    The Stoneslide Corrective::fuck your saftey pin, please

    Protest, protection; intersectionality, all-inclusive feminism.

    Honey Colony::

    Unraveling Schizophrenia: Ways To Conquer Symptoms Naturally

    VIDA::Spotlight On!

    highlighting the work of small presses; intersectional, all-inclusive, non-cis, WOC, QTWOC literature & art

    Witty Bitches

    Self-care, relationships, female artists, body image.

    Honey Colony::

    Why Am I Gaining Weight? 10 Surprising Reasons

     

    Vending Machine Press::

    The Politicks of My Body

    Joorney::business plans

     

    Business Plan Writing Service; Top 10 Business Plan Question Investors Ask; Ins and Outs of Writing a Loan Worthy Business Plan; 5 Tips to Get Fund for Your Startup; Top 7 Best Business Practices to Avoid L1 Visa Rejection; Top Immigration Industries USCIS Loves Working With; Don't Be Afraid, The Truth Behind the L1 Visa Extension Process

    PANK::lane-gweedj

    Being married in another language.

    The City Paper Bogota::How to bus like a boss in Bogotá

    Public transportation, travel, city life.

    Lit Space::

    Writing as Protest: How to Be An Activist Female Writer

    Femme Feminism

    Body image; eating disorders; self-esteem.

    Entropy::

    THE /R/OUNDNESS OF MY BODY, AN ESSAY IN NUDES

    Luna Luna Magazine::

    Beauty Mantras

    Hawt Shop::

    fashion(ista), culture, trends, beauty, body.

    Love2Know::

    Age-Old Beauty Tricks That Still Work

    natural beauty, organic products, tips, self-confidence, classic.

  • contact me, humans & spirits.

    let's make moves//let's make magic.

  • formations//transformations = manifestations, aka ART.

    the work is always in progress.