Websites & Blogs


Projects: Finished & Otherwise

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Websites & Blogs


Projects: Finished & Otherwise

 

Websites & Blogs

I enjoy coming up with and creating websites and blogs with creative themes. Below are a few of my ideas--some which have pretty much been completed, and others that I'm just getting started on. 

 
 

Consider The Product: Frank as Fuck Reviews

Growing up, I was a huge review enthusiast and dedicated reader of various review blogs, especially Candy Blog. I was also an avid Yelper (both consumer and contributor). 

In 2014, I launched my own product review site called Consider The Product, with the intent of focusing on nootropics reviews but in reality running the gamut in terms of the types of products evaluated. 

My strategy with this website was to gain enough traction and reputation to help us reach our ultimate goal of being solicited by other companies to review their products for free. Because I mean, that's the life right?

With the help of a small team of writers I was able to bring on, we were able to contribute enough content to get noticed by some companies. 

In late 2015 I was reached out to by two very different kinds of companies to review their products:

  1. SoulSpeciosa (formerly SkunkApe Kratom) - To review their OG Bali Powder and Yellow Vein Borneo Kratom.
  2. RawSpiceBar - To review one of their Fresh Flavor Kits. (I suck at cooking and never reviewed)

It was very exciting times indeed. My first free product review! And I had a lot of fun.

In 2017, after a brief hiatus, I revamped the site and started posting again! We aim to publish new reviews on the reg. For regular updates, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram below.

 

Hotdrop: SMS dealer of all things spicy

Note: Website deprecated 11/24/18.

Hotdrop is a business inspired by Stefan's Head for spicy food lovers. Hotdrop works with independent businesses to bring you highly curated, limited edition spicy food boxes.

The gist: Text Hotdrop at 646.801.9451 to get on our subscriber list. Each month we'll text you "hot drops" of curated food boxes & limited edition products. Purchase with a simple text back.

Writing


projects: finished & otherwise

Writing


projects: finished & otherwise

 

Writing

Straight up: I have mixed feelings about writing. I find the process to be for the most part extremely difficult. Yet, it's ultimately gratifying. 

A nice-flowing writing session can easily be one of life's most soul-quenching activities for me.

So despite my ambivalence, I really do value and enjoy writing. Below are some of my completed works and current writing projects.

 
 
 My Username: @JESS1E

My Username: @JESS1E

My Medium Portfolio

As of late, Medium has been my preferred medium (ha) for publishing content. I tend to write about whatever comes to mind, which means anything ranging from social issues to random epiphanies to personal emotions expressed through free verse poem. Feel free to check out my portfolio by clicking below.

 

The Insomnia Files

I suffer from pretty bad chronic insomnia that's been ongoing for 2+ years now. The whole condition can be really disheartening and frustrating at times. In hopes of quelling these frustrations, I decided to start writing whenever I can't sleep. Ergo, I started a Medium publication called The Insomnia Files

We're currently looking for contributors as well so feel free to contact me if interested!

 

shenaniwhims

shenaniwhims is a Medium publication started by my soul sister, Alex Fox, and me. It comprises an amalgam of both thoughtful and whimsical musings.

 

Writer - Resonate

I'm a writer for Resonate--an online publication focused on East Asian issues. In my first feature, I opined about affirmative action (more info here).

For The Kicks


Projects: Finished & Otherwise

For The Kicks


Projects: Finished & Otherwise

 

For The Kicks

I also start random "projects" just for shits and giggles. Peruse below at your own leisure.

 
 

Sleepers United

As noted throughout this site, I suck at sleeping even though I love sleeping. Insomnia can be incredibly aggravating sometimes, so I created an Instagram account to quell these frustrations. The premise? I take and collect submissions of funny photos of people sleeping in public. Check out below and follow!

 

Social Sciences


Projects: Finished & Otherwise

Social Sciences


Projects: Finished & Otherwise

 

Social Science Endeavors

Having majored in Psychology and Philosophy, I am very passionate about social sciences. I have taken on a number of projects to help further these disciplines as well as the state of our world.

 
 

Experimental Psychology Thesis

During my final year in college, I wanted to research the effects of different free will beliefs on moral judgment, so I designed my own experiment and wrote a thesis on it. Oral presentation found here.

My awesome thesis advisor was Dr. Catherine L. Reed, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience. 

 

Summer Fellow @ Fair Food Network

In 2012, I spent a summer living in Michigan working for a nonprofit that partnered with local farmers markets to provide incentive programs for low income residents to help spur the economy. I spent most of my time researching behavioral economics and the psychology of incentives to provide empirical evidence for the program and develop research based suggestions that could help improve the existing program.