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Big Announcements

Hi there!

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.

@WearTearandCare

My official photo! Call my secretary to set up an appointment. Her name is Brumhilda and she sounds suspiciously like me.

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.

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8 Comments

  1. Mary Morgan says

    Jen, so nice to meet you! I am glad to be able to put a face on you, your writing and your “real” chronic pain. The public push really does not give enough attention that, for some people with “real” chronic pain, opioids are what therapeutically works for them. They give them enough pain relief to live a quality life. Keep up the good work! I always look forward to your blog.

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    • So nice to meet you, too! The public push was really the reason I wanted to be authentic in my identity. If people can put a face to the name, maybe my writing can actually gain traction and make people notice us! And thank you for your lovely compliments! 🙂

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  2. Good for you! I also struggle to reconcile my wish for anonymity with my desire to be authentic. That’s awesome that you are moving forward in (publicly) combining the different facets of your identity! Looking forward to reading more.

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    • Thanks so much! I’m kind of scared of throwing the real name out there because of potential backlash (I hate upsetting people, even on the Internet), but we’ll see how it goes!

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  3. Tom says

    Hi Jen nice to meet u. I have often thought about writing a book. I have 27 years of some almost unbelievable experience. From day one ( U have a spinal cord injury I have never heard of that) to lost friendships and the many many good and bad experiences I have had. It’s a unbelievable tale of personal pain that keeps on going and going.

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    • Hi Tom, nice to meet you as well! You should start a blog of your own experiences, because that sounds like a doozy of a story that I’d want to read. Or if you’re looking for a ghostwriter, that’s actually one of my hire-able specialties. 😉

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