Jennifer A. Minotti
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Jennifer A. Minotti is an Artist-in-Residence at the Center for Women's Health and Human Rights at Suffolk University and a PhD student at Lesley University in Educational Studies. She is the Co-Creator of The World's Very First Gratitude Parade and helped establish Gratitude Day in the City of Cambridge, MA. In 2012, Jen founded the Women's Writing Circle as a means to merge her passions for expressive writing, positive psychology, community organizing, women’s health, and social activism.
For the past 25 years, Jen has dedicated her professional life toward working for the betterment of society. For 17 years, Jen worked at Education Development Center (EDC)—a global non-profit working to improve education, health, and economic opportunities worldwide—in a variety of technology, research, writing, and leadership roles for projects that focused on health and human development, special education, online professional development, literacy, bullying-prevention, urban education, science, assistive technology, and inclusive schooling practices.
In 2020, Jen founded the Journal of Expressive Writing in order to provide a place for sharing expressive writing, believing that we need this space on a fundamental, human level. Whatever we are feeling is a link to what others are feeling across the planet at any given moment. Love. Belongingness. Healing. Despair. Sharing our emotions is essential. Listening is essential. Each one of us is a necessary and valued part of the whole.
Jen is a graduate of Boston University (B.S.) and Columbia University (M.A., M.Ed) and holds certificates in Wholebeing Positive Psychology, Transformative Language Arts Foundations, Distance Education, and Herbal Studies. She is also passionate about spreading gratitude through her Gratitude Jar project.
Jen’s writing has appeared in numerous refereed journals and literary publications.
Read Jen's interview with Trish Hopkinson, Founder of Selfish Poet.