Jennifer's Journal; The Life of a SubUrban Girl, depicts my struggles with work, depression, sex and sexuality, and religion while poking fun at the stereotypes I encounter along the way. Simply drawn characters with round figures help to tell the complex and contradictory life situations we all endure and delight in.
The narrative includes a host of colorful characters, from family members to gossipy schoolmates to New York City archetypes like the noisy neighbor, the guy selling raw oxtails at the laundromat, or the comical train conductor. The text includes awkward insights from close friends Josephine Russo and Maryland Warner's as well as Jennifer's imaginary companions: the meditative Miss Buddha Bear and her nemesis Mean Mama along with the rest of her tyrannical friends. Each of these characters shape my ability to maintain peace of mind while battling the insane stereotypes around race, class and gender contained in mainstream and popular culture.