Jessica Ciccarelli

Jessica Ciccarelli

Jessica Ciccarelli grew up in Dry Creek, Louisiana. She has a B.A. in Political Science from Berea College and an M.A. in Peace and Justice from the University of San Diego. Jessica’s work has been published in several institutional blogs, including writings such as Lessons I Learned: Stories from Kenya published on the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice website and Finding Art and Peace on Ohio State University’s Peace Collaborative Blog. Her most recent work Broken-down Fords and Angels is the culmination of her time as a fellow at The DO School.

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Beggars, Sinners, and Barbeque

Honeysuckles line the drive as you ramble down our old gravel road and pull into the front yard. Past the rose bushes and satsuma trees, the first thing you see…

Broke-Down Fords and Angels

Part I Dry Creek is where I grew up, but it isn’t my home, not really. It’s the place I went to school, where my family resides, the place I…

Forever Changed in a Second

Part II She sat in the waiting room of the family doctor watching the children play in the wallpaper across the room. Her eyes followed as boys and girls stacked…

Road to New

Part III As we drove across interstate ten towards Baton Rouge, I wasn’t sure if I was saying hello or goodbye. Hello to the miles and miles of Louisiana marsh…