Jesse Sposato is a freelance journalist, essayist, editor, and drummer living in Brooklyn, NY. Currently, she is working on a grief memoir and a collection of essays about coming of age in the suburbs. She wrote Urban Campers, a series for New York Magazine’s Bedford + Bowery for over two years, and she has been a regular contributor to Refinery29, KQED Pop, and Signature, to name a few. Her writing has appeared in Broadly, Politico, The Rumpus, Dame, Wilder QuarterlyMisadventuresDelta Sky magazine, Cliktrips, Viz. Inter-Arts, Bullett, Vice, and Tom Tom Magazine, among many others.

Additionally, she cofounded Sadie Magazine, an online counterculture publication, which she edited for six years. Jesse has been awarded residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Vermont Studio Center, and was selected for The Big Jewcy, Jewcy’s list of one hundred people they think “deserve to be recognized.” She has been in bands such as Love Tribe, Holy Hail (who toured with Florence and the Machine), Goodnight Gunfight, ISTS, and Arabian Nights.

Photos by Winona Barton-Ballentine