Cover Photo: Illustration by Brian Rea
Illustration by Brian Rea

Making Modern Love

How Publishing a New York Times Essay Changed My Life

The book is almost done; the film will likely take years to come; the opportunities from publishing that essay continue to surprise me, but

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Jessica Ciencin Henriquez is a Colombian-American writer and editor. Her personal essays and narrative journalism have appeared in the New York Times’ Modern Love column, Self Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, among others. Her essays have also been featured in multiple anthologies, most recently: Oprah's Little Guide to The Big Questions. Jessica holds an MFA from Columbia University and a BA in elementary education/child studies from East Carolina University. Her forthcoming memoir is If You Loved Me You Would Know.

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