Since Last We Spoke, 6-19-17

This weekend was a whirlwind of family–my parents were in town, my kid got here for the summer, and my Aunt and Uncle celebrated 50 years of marriage–so I was entirely consumed with lovely things. Last night, after the dust had settled, I had a chance to see what was happening in the world, and catch up with my social media feeds. Here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke:

I testified on the Hill on Friday in front of the Congressional Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence. You can see the full proceedings here. I look *very* serious; also my folks and kid are visible in the background 🙂

Cosby mistrial: NSVRC’s statement

Also: I believe Cosby

And: what it tells us about power in America

The stories we tell, and the stories we don’t

So here we are: America, 2017

Out of darkness, a glimmer of something lovely

Pray for peace for her family

Father’s Day–not everyone is so lucky

Anne Lamott is my spirit animal:


  1. June 20, 2017 | 8:58 am

    Kim Day

    Jen, Thank you once again for being a superb representative of the healthcare needs of our patients. I am so happy that your parents and daughter were able to be there for the hearing!

  2. June 20, 2017 | 10:43 am

    Tara Ferguson

    So elated at the things you are doing, Jen. You are a true juggernaut for Violence Prevention and Response and Forensic Nursing. You’re my hero. 🙂

  3. June 21, 2017 | 9:01 am


    Thanks for the kind words!