Jesse Sposato is an essayist, freelance writer/editor, and drummer living in Brooklyn, NY. She writes Urban Campers, a series for New York Magazine’s Bedford + Bowery, and is a regular contributor to KQED Pop. She is currently working on a grief memoir and a collection of essays about coming of age in the suburbs. Her writing has appeared in Refinery29, DAME, Capital New York, BULLET, VICE, xoJane, Wilder Quarterly, Signature, and the New York Press, among 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.

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