Oh, hello! I'm Jacqueline Raposo.
I find people fascinating and believe everyone has a story to share.
As an interviewer and writer, I explore fields crossing food, lifestyle, illness, wellness, travel, entrepreneurship, and the arts. As the producer and co-host of Love Bites Radio, I discuss how humans can better love one another and themselves. And as co-founder of the campaign #MarchingWithMe, I help connect advocates with disability/chronic illness and protest events nationwide.
Food writing clients include Saveur, Vice Munchies, Food & Wine, Extra Crispy, Tasting Table, Plate Magazine, and many more. I help tell the stories of people behind food, and how the table brings us together and sometimes pushes us apart. With twenty-five years of allergy-eating behind me, I’ve long since been a builder of alternative recipes and bring decades of ingredient knowledge to my work, conversing with chefs on the evolution of the dining scene and helping to overhaul their diets and kitchens when their own illnesses come knocking. I’ve been a private chef, food stylist assistant, and run a gluten-free baking blog -- work that culminated in a video series for E:How Foods, a recipe in chef Johnny Iuzzini's Sugar Rush, and placement in major food publications.
Essays and articles on living as a whole human being with chronic illness (and therefore no children, lots of pain, and invisible limitations) have been published with Cosmopolitan, Bust, Elle, The Lonely Hour, The Reset, Medium, and others.
Along with producing Love Bites, I record and engineer podcast episodes for other shows. I shoot original photography as needed. I write marketing campaigns, alumni profiles, sponsored stories, and travel features, too.
Most first-time clients become repeat clients -- I've collaborated on more than four-hundred stories to date. Drop a line to work with me.
My first book – The Me, Without: A Year Exploring Habit, Healing, and Happiness – comes out in January. It's about this really hard "self-self-help" project I did to stare down the realities of my habits against the choices I could actively make. In the book, interviews with super-smart professionals help explain why my inner life changed so dramatically from the experiment. I'd love for you to check it out.
I am a proud first-generation Azorean-American and equally proud family member to veterans of the U.S. Army, Marines, and Air Force. A Nutmegger and a New Yorker. A huge book nerd. A dog cuddler. Anne Shirley’s kindred spirit. And hopelessly human.
I live every day with illness and pain. I find joy in every day, too.
Thanks for stopping by.
- Jacqueline xoxo