Jenni Berrett

Features Editor

BIO

Jenni Berrett is a freelance writer and Ravishly's features editor/resident Potterhead. Her work focuses primarily on disability, feminist pop culture criticism, lady writers, and mental health. In her free time, she loves to nap, beg her cat for attention, and work on her Animal Crossing town. She's a Taurus, in case you were wondering. Even more importantly, she is a Hufflepuff, and is therefore unafraid of toil and a rather excellent off-the-cuff GIF-finder. You can find more of her work on her website: http://www.jenniberrett.com/

Jenni Berrett's Articles

It's OK To Be A Liability: Mental Illness And The Fear Of Being "Too Much"

My biggest fear is being too much.
Jenni Berrett   |   03.22.17 12:01am   |   SHARE
MY BABY. Probably looking at something she wants to break.

5 Reasons Having A Cat Is Great For Your Mental Health

Oh, cats, how the internet loves you. The rest of the world does too, though we sure do have an odd way of showing it. Cats are the most popular pet in the Western world, but they’re often forgotten and abandoned by humans who view them as disposable pets. As... Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   03.15.17 12:00am   |   SHARE

The #OCDame: Productivity Anxiety Is Pretty Much The Worst

I have a lot of anxiety about not doing enough. Not doing enough at work, at school, around the house, to help save the world from the creeping tendrils of authoritarian nationalism… the list goes on.
Jenni Berrett   |   02.22.17 12:00am   |   SHARE
Audre Lorde

Celebrating Black History Month: Warrior Poet Audre Lorde

Basically, the lady got a lot of stuff done, and we are forever indebted to her for it.
Jenni Berrett   |   02.17.17 1:26pm   |   SHARE
Do you know how hard it was to find a picture for this that was not a blonde lady in full makeup staring pensively out a window?

The #OCDame: How To Change The World When You're Too Sick To Leave The House

Showing up to occupy physical space isn’t the only way to care about the world, so why do we seem to think it is?
Jenni Berrett   |   02.15.17 12:23am   |   SHARE

Our FREE February Downloadables Are Here! 

The world needs more cute things. Here are three of them, which are yours to download and use however you please. We hope they brighten your day, your week, your month, your year. Let's face this mess head-on and armed with adorable self-care puns.
Jenni Berrett   |   02.3.17 2:23pm   |   SHARE
Reading is more than just escapism. For some people, it's a key component of their mental wellbeing.

The #OCDame: Why Reading Is So Important To My Mental Health

Book therapy is not a new concept, though its recent emergence in more mainstream counseling practices and treatment programs has made it something of a trendy topic for think pieces and the like.
Jenni Berrett   |   02.1.17 10:38am   |   SHARE
"Mental illness is hard. Being a person is hard. Don’t try to do it alone." | Image Credit: Rhendi Rukmana via Unsplash

The Obsessive-Compulsive Dame: Ask For Help

Mental illness is hard. Being a person is hard. Don’t try to do it alone.
Jenni Berrett   |   01.25.17 12:00am   |   SHARE

Amalie Howard & Angie Morgan Are Changing The Way The World Sees Romance

My Rogue, My Ruin is a delightfully daring story that turns the classic tale of Robin Hood into a steamy historical romance.
Jenni Berrett   |   01.24.17 12:00am   |   SHARE
Image of the 1913 Women's Suffrage Parade courtesy of the Library of Congress

Arm Your iPhone Against Authoritarianism With These Rad Wallpapers

Hello there, fair Internet traveler! We interrupt Ravishly's regular stream of recipes, parenting tips, and body-posi mantras to give you our inaugural set of FREE downloadable images and backgrounds for you to use however you like. This is very different... Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   01.13.17 1:36pm   |   SHARE