First big announcement: I was invited to be a guest on The Pulse, a podcast hosted by WHYY Public Radio that focuses on health, science, and innovation. Since it’s a podcast, I don’t believe you will be able to listen live — but I will put the link up as soon as I can! If you’re in the Delaware/Philadelphia/South Jersey area, you can listen to the show on 90.9 FM on Fridays at 9 a.m. or their rebroadcast on Sundays at noon.
Second big announcement: I am re-branding… to my actual name. You might’ve noticed that my real name is now up on the site. If not, take a look and there I am: Jennifer Kain Kilgore. My friends call me “Jen.” You may also call me that since we are all friends here.
There’s a specific reason for this change. When I started blogging, I felt that a shade of anonymity was needed. I was scared of trolls on the Internet being mean to me. My maiden name — my writer’s name, actually — felt safe. J. W. Kain still exists, and she’s going to publish books someday. I will be setting up a separate website that is specifically for my fiction and non-fiction; I’ll add a link here if you feel like exploring that weird side of my brain.
I felt that a merging of my identities was needed because I felt scattered and disorganized. My advocacy and writing was separated from my attorney life, which is still very relevant to what I’m attempting to achieve (more updates to come in that regard). So now I am reintroducing myself to you: I am a writer, editor, lawyer, and patient advocate. I’m trying to come up with a label for all of that, and I keep coming back to “consultant.” Let me know in the comments if you have anything better.
In the meantime, I am planning some bigger projects. I will keep you informed! As always, thank you for reading and spending time here on my website. It means more than I could ever say.