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About Me — Jackie Olsen

My many stories

Vines on a white wall
Photo by Jannet Serhan on Unsplash

Writing a life story involves choices; do you imbue it with tragedy, with triumph, with a particular history or perspective? I will begin with the history of my body.

I had a strong body when I was young and into my 20s when I started to have pain. It was a distinct pain in my gut, a pulling pain that landed me in the hospital, where they were stumped. Why the pain? Was it female…

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Jackie Olsen

Jackie Olsen

Come for the insights on aging, leave with a doggie bag full of frogs and exoplanets. Now more poems about vacuuming! she/her/hers