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

Why I Won't Stop Writing About My Mental Illness

I didn't fall in love with John Green’s writing the way you fall asleep: slowly and then all at once. I fell in love with it the way you pass out during a particularly nasty panic attack: all at once and then all at once. I remember reading the whole of The... Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   04.26.17 12:00am   |   SHARE
EMDR has become an essential part of my trauma recovery.

Be The Person You Needed: My Experience With EMDR Therapy (So Far)

EMDR is the most compassionate and empowering therapy I have ever undergone.
Jenni Berrett   |   04.12.17 12:00am   |   SHARE
What does "high functioning" even mean?

I'm Tired Of Being "High Functioning"

It’s supposed to imply that I can do a lot of stuff even while I’m sick, but what it actually means is “not dying yet.” Because that is the actual definition of functioning: existing. Breathing in and out, eating, talking, and — especially if you live in... Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   04.5.17 12:00am   |   SHARE
BUTTS.

I Honestly Don't Know Where I Would Be Without Bob's Burgers

Bob’s Burgers is familiar and cozy and something I can let myself fall into completely. Having it on is like a constant, hilarious lullaby — one that I fall asleep to more often than not.
Jenni Berrett   |   03.28.17 7:33pm   |   SHARE

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