Overton

hi i’m jess! i write poems, short stories, and share my thoughts on life with others, enjoy!

a black non binary queer individual’s journey to self-ascertainment

  • random poetry #2
    11/18/2017 *trigger warning: mention of sexual assault Dear God, I just have a couple questions for you, some things that I’ve had on my mind. Answer me this, why is it that in your own book it says, “seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.”Continue reading “random poetry #2”
  • my favorite book: TFOS
    “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars I went out for coffee with a new friend theContinue reading “my favorite book: TFOS”
  • random poetry
    I have decided to add a new blog segment called random poetry (that name is a work in progress). I’m just going to be going through old journals and pulling out old poetry and writing a little blurb about what the poem is about. I think it will be a fun lookContinue reading “random poetry”
  • wordless wednesday
  • soul work: self love
    I had a hard time coming up with what I wanted to write for this post. Like some of the other posts on my blog, this topic came at the request of my professor. The problem is, while I have been trying very hard recently to connect with myself and my soulContinue reading “soul work: self love”
  • having a reactive dog
    So I recently discovered through TikTok that Joplin is considered a reactive dog. It sounds a lot scarier than it actually is, it just means that he has a tendency to overreact to certain triggers. I had a suspicion of this as Joplin often barks at other dogs on leash, animals outsideContinue reading “having a reactive dog”
  • the eye
    Below this photo is the scrambled ranting of my mind after our professor showed us this picture and then had us write about it for 10 minutes. I hope you enjoy it, I hope it’s thought provoking and I hope it makes sense. They can’t hide. The overbearing eye seems them inContinue reading “the eye”
  • wordless wednesday
  • wordless wednesday

what to expect….

fine literature

There is something so tantalizing about the ability to create worlds, and connect with thousands of people between pages of writing. I really just enjoy analyzing literature and digging into the pages, trying to communicate and understand the characters and the authors themselves.

wordy (and not so wordy) art

I really enjoy expressing my self through words. Sometimes that’s the only way I can express myself. This is where my verbal art will be stored, poems, stories, word vomits, all of it. I will also keep my wordless Wednesday’s here because I think it will offer some nice juxtaposition to all the words.

‘relatable’ content

I want to share my journey and my experiences as a feminine presenting African American queer individual in modern day America. I will discuss politics, lifestyle differences, challenges, things I have learned and just little thoughts and conversations that I believe are worth having and hearing.

the fur babies

I went from being an aggressive cat lover who “might get a dog one day if my partner wants one” to being a mother of 2 dogs and cat and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I will be sharing not just what I have learned but all the antics and hilarity that ensues when being a parent of 3.


I hope you find relatable, and enjoyable content here. Stay awhile, read my work and offer your insight, learn from my own journey, and find yourself amidst the words.

Jess


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