Hello! I’m Jess Schreibstein, a Washington, DC-based artist, writer, and community organizer. Originally from Los Angeles via New England via Virginia, I started this blog in 2010 as a way to keep in touch with friends, who seem to perpetually live far, far away. I founded and run the DC Food Swap, a barter-only market for food our local community has either made or grown themselves. My writing has appeared in NPR, The Runcible Spoon, and Geeked Magazine, and this blog was featured in WordPress’ Freshly Pressed for that Iceland post. All recent photography on this blog is shot in 35mm film. In my free time, I spin yarn, travel as far as my pennies will allow, and draw doodles of leafy greens.