Portfolio

Printables and guidebooks have been moved to the Empowerment Tools tab.

Sometimes I write on Medium. Find my profile and essays HERE.


Scary Mommy published my essay, Someone Else’s Gender Identity Isn’t About You, in November of 2019. It was well received and went viral with thousands of shares on Facebook alone. It’s an important piece of which I’m extremely proud.

Scary Mommy has since published my second trans ally essay (February 2020), If My Transgender Son Will Tell People.


I’ve been writing professional resumes for a range of clients since 2012.

I use my own proven format with comprehensive evaluation, and provide a cover letter template
to help you with the application process. Email janna@womandetermined.com to get started.


If you went looking for it, you’d find lots of content at my old blog, Something She Wrote, which was established in 2007. The writing there garnered a literary agent’s interest in my second novel, after my first had been rejected by a small NY publishing house. In the years since, significant life changes and personal growth have led me away from fiction—but maybe not forever.

I contributed to Women Unplugged for a few years, writing about life and motherhood and more.

An Army of Ermas, offered in the vein of revered author Erma Bombeck, used a handful of my humor essays. This website has been retired.

I contributed blog posts to Rose & Thorn Literary Journal, retired after a ten-year run, as well as edited many prose features for them.

Please note: In some places you’ll see me listed with a different surname.