I'm a full-time doctoral student at the UMass Boston in the Global Governance and Human Security PhD program with a research focus on homophobic and transphobic gender-based violence in violent conflict. My writing in 2015 will largely focus on my academic research but I've written freelance articles about LGBTQ politics, reproductive justice and feminist security studies for places including Rolling Stone, RH Reality Check, Autostraddle, Bitch and DigBoston.
In January 2014 I participated in the inaugural abortion doula training with The Boston Doula project where I led the communications team and handled their twitter feed @BostonDoulas until February 2015. Check them out! I'm now a Planned Parenthood escort and am happy to talk about my experience doing that work and encourage you to volunteer as an escort in your community!
I personally tweet at @jamiejhagen. Tweet me.
Prior to moving to Boston in the fall of 2013 I lived in Brooklyn for 10 years where I worked as a freelance dog walker on the Upper East Side while taking classes at Brooklyn College for my MA in Political Science and Hunter College for my BA in English. I'm still an awesome dog sitter available for hire.
And since you asked, I'm vegan and wicked queer so there.