Hello, world!


Jessoteric, in the flesh

Jessoteric, in the flesh.

First thing’s first – my name’s Jessica, or Jessoteric as some folks know me. I am very excited to have the chance to contribute to The Border House, even if it means that I have to do one thing I always dread – introducing myself!

I’m a straight ally in my mid-twenties, and was born and raised in San Diego, California among people from many different backgrounds, as my parents were both pursuing degrees until I was nearly old enough to do the same. I graduated last year from San Diego State University with a BA in Sociology, and focused my studies on Microsociology and qualitative research methods.

These days I work for a startup virtual world creation company, and am an avid reader and casual gamer in my time off. I particularly enjoy tabletop gaming (D&D), MMORPGS, casual social games, and am currently somewhat addicted to LittleBigPlanet (I know, SO last year – but it’s freaking adorable, and some of the puzzles are absolutely devious!).

Random Fact #123: I take pictures of eyes a lot.

Random Fact #123: I take pictures of eyes a lot.

I am not terribly new to feminism – but activism has been slowly becoming a larger part of my life.

After Prop 8 in California passed last year, I was heartbroken, and realized that to truly affect the world that I would have to speak out – not just in the presence of those who believe in equality already, but publicly to those whose hearts and minds have not yet been changed. I hope that through this blog we will be able to raise awareness about the inequalities that are so ingrained into our society that they’ve become “normal” to us – only by continuously questioning our norms can we create positive change in our society.

I look forward to lots of great, thought-provoking discussions here – if you wonder what I do when I am not here, check out these links!

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About Jessoteric

Jessica "Jessoteric" Hartung is a San Diego native with a passion for virtual worlds and gaming. She holds a BA in Sociology from San Diego State University, and is really, really bad at writing autobiographical blurbs.
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7 Responses to Hello, world!

  1. Alex says:

    Welcome to the blog, Jessica! Nice to meet you =D

  2. Cuppycake says:

    Yay for Jessoteric! :)

  3. Jessoteric says:

    Hi Alex, Cuppy! Thanks for the warm welcome, great to be here! :)

  4. Brinstar says:

    Welcome, welcome!

  5. chooseareality says:

    Haha, just realized I used the same title as you! I know corny programmer joke, but I couldn’t help it. Suppose I should have checked. Look forward to seeing more than your professional side!

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