Jen Venegas

Jen Venegas is the editor and lifestyle blogger at Skinned Knees. She is a passionate advocate for sociopolitical issues, especially coupled with the fashion industry and for queer and mental health rights and awareness. Jen believes strongly in body-positivity and previously made a living selling vintage clothing for fat women and men. The store was an experiment in creative reuse and providing a resource for plus size women interested in fashion, both present and past.

While she’s been writing and creating since she was a child, Jen took her first forays into publishing with zines, or independently published magazines, in her late teens. Her most well-known zine series, She’s Not a Morning Person, was distributed by independent distributions all over the United States, as well as in Canada and Europe.

Jen also has a love for knitting – a friend gave her lessons a few years ago during the craft revolution and she’s been doing it ever since. If she’s not writing or knitting, she’s cooking up a vegetarian dinner, baking some yummy sweets, or watching a horror or documentary film. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her three gorgeous cats.

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