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.
My food writing is regularly featured in Saveur, Tasting Table, Food & Wine, Extra Crispy, and Plate Magazine, amongst others. I help tell the stories of the people behind food, and how the table brings us together and sometimes pushes us apart.
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 more.
With twenty-five years of allergy-eating behind me, I used to build recipes, private chef, and run a gluten-free baking blog -- work that culminated in a video series for E:How Foods, a recipe in Johnny Iuzzini's Sugar Rush, and placement in food publications. 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 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