My name’s Jessica…
It’s always hard to find a good way to sum myself up within a reasonable character limit, but I’ll try my best here.
I’ll start by saying that I identify as genderqueer and am transgender myself, so from time to time I talk about this journey and about civil rights as a whole. I enjoy making people think and challenging gender and social norms. I am also a champion for equal rights and am not afraid to speak out when required or to defend those unjustly persecuted. Still, I am very respectful of all people.
I was originally born up in New Jersey and would have easily classified myself as a city girl while growing up, but that wouldn’t be entirely accurate. In fact, my parents tried to keep me physically active and involved in outdoor activities, especially taking little weekend trips to go hiking, fishing, camping, and the like. Yet, living in the area near New York City provided me with many cultural benefits that I am thankful for, and I still miss living up there.
I possess the equivalent to an Associates in Computer Engineering, a Bachelors in History, and a Masters in History with a focus on International Security and Internal Safety (yeah, heavy stuff!). I even possess an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree! I did a stint with an organization called ASEAN back in my graduate school days, and now, after some soul-searching, I find myself working for the Army National Guard, ranked as a Lt. Colonel, currently assigned as my state’s Finance Officer and Assistant Personnel Officer. Through the Guard, I am qualified in Intelligence, as a Military Police Officer, and an Advanced Medical Specialist/Combat Medic.
Work-wise I also serve as an Editor for the Button Smashers Blog and the Delightful Critics Club, plus I am a writer for Nerdy But Flirty. I do regular live-streams, videos, and podcasts for myself and my site affiliates as well. Lately I have also found myself working as a free-lance editor and writer in the professional and academic arenas.
I also, in addition to all of that, take care of my daughter Samantha during the day!
I currently reside in the central Mississippi area within a reasonable drive of most of the family, and despite all the things that people like to say about the South, I think it’s rather grown on me.
As an interesting tidbit, for fun in 2014 I obtained the title of Großherzogin von Nassau!
When not involved in work related stuff or taking care of my daughter, I enjoy playing and collecting video games (I’ve got well over 900 physical copies of games), photography, going on hikes or other outdoorsy things, taking trips and weekend getaways, catching a good movie, catching up on our TiVo, curling up with a good book, role-playing (especially in an MMO or forum-based environment), and, of course, spending time with family and friends.
I guess for the sake of narcissism I can list any awards/features my site receives right here:
- Comic Book & Movie Reviews – Feature/Interview (December 26, 2014)
- The Versatile Blogger Award – 2013 (October 21, 2013)
- 8BitBrit’s Female Gamer of the Month – June 2013 (June 5, 2013)
- Game N’ Train’s Female Gamer of the Week (May 28, 2013)
If you wish to get in touch with me, for any particular reason, here are your best bets:
- ALLAHWEH’S EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
- ALLAHWEH ON GOOGLE+
- ALLAHWEH’S DOMAIN ON GOOGLE+
- ALLAHWEH ON TWITCH.TV
- ALLAHWEH ON YOUTUBE
- GTALK: email@example.com
- SKYPE: Allahweh
- STEAM: Allahweh
- TWITTER: @Allahweh
- WINDOWS LIVE MESSENGER: firstname.lastname@example.org
- YAHOO! MESSENGER: email@example.com
Want to play a game with me? If so, here are some of my accounts for online games I currently play (at least occasionally):
- **GUILD WARS 2 (Tarnished Coast): Allahweh.8091
- MONSTER HUNTER TRI (3): Artemis (ID: 6H2DLE)
- XBOX LIVE ID: firstname.lastname@example.org (GamerTag is “Allahweh”)
- 3DS FRIEND CODE: Coming Soon!!
**Primary MMO of choice!