I’ve been blogging since 2003, and I continue because I believe that the only way to have an internet presence you can be proud of is to control it.  One way to control it is to create it. So here I am.

The title of this blog, Attempting Elegance, is a blatant theft from danah boyd‘s post at apophenia, Controlling your public appearance, in which she says,

Carefully crafting and cautiously managing one’s public image is a critical aspect of living in a mediated public world. Every advice column I’ve read warns people of the dangers of living online. I think that this is idiotic. People need to embrace the world we live in and learn to work within its framework. Don’t panic about being public – embrace it and handle it with elegance.

So here I am, attempting elegance.

Please take a look around, if you’re interested in knowing more. On the pages, you’ll find several versions of my bio (professional and markedly less so), my CV, citations for, and where appropriate, links to, the publications, workshops, speeches, and presentations I’ve written and delivered.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you’d like more information — my campus directory page has contact information, there is a contact page on this site, and I’m online as Jenica, JenicaSedai, or Jenica26 all over the place.

How I Do Things:

  • I am not interested in guest posts unless I seek them out myself.
  • I am not interested in solicitations to advertise, review, or promote any product, service, or site.
  • I reserve the right to edit or delete any comment which contains a personal attack, discriminatory or hate speech, or sinks to the level of repeated trolling.


Obviously and without saying, but saying nonetheless, this blog and all writing herein are solely the opinion of the author, and nothing included is a representation of the views of any employer, or anyone else, unless explicitly stated.

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2 thoughts on “About me and this blog

  1. Jenica

    OMG OMG OMG!!!! My name is Jenica too! I am 18 years old and I live in Atlanta, Ga. I am tall. white, long brown hair, and I am soooooo crazy excited to see someone else with my name!!!! Please email me back!!!

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