I’m Jareesa, and welcome to JTM Writes.

Back in the old days - 2004 to be exact - I started a personal blog on Blogger. I had just started a PhD in chemistry and I wanted to share what grad school was really like.

I’ve been writing ever since, mostly for myself and small group of readers. I really enjoy the process of working through my thoughts by putting words on the page.

I began my freelance writing career after completing a writing fellowship with A Practical Wedding, where I learned to write a variety of pieces for the web. Since then, my work has been published on A Practical Wedding, The Spruce, Motherly and The Billfold.

JTM Writes is primarily a personal lifestyle blog, highlighting the life of a mid-30s Black feminist professional, who is also a wife and mother.

Thanks for joining me on this journey!