Jen Herrmann

A writer, filmmaker, and adventurer making her way through creativity.


I didn’t understand Ash Wednesday until I came to a city marked by ashes. I got off the train a few minutes before sunrise, but no sun rose that day. … Continue reading

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What We Wanderers Know

Let me tell you about where I come from. New Englanders don’t leave. We are thoroughly and honestly convinced that there is no good reason why anyone would live anywhere else. … Continue reading

July 29, 2015 · 4 Comments

Being That American

The day before I started first grade, I started crying in the backseat of the car because I couldn’t remember how to spell the word “I.” I know, I know. … Continue reading

July 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Little Jen on a Long Walk

Last week, I walked 102 kilometers of the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage path in northwestern Spain. My feet have never been so tired, but my heart has rarely … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · 4 Comments

My Strange Addiction

I can’t stop talking about Ukraine. I want to, but I can’t. I can see it from the outside as getting old. This is my Slavic-accented humor. These are my … Continue reading

November 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Place to Lay My Head

Where do you currently live? In my parents’ house. How about before that? On four different couches and in two different camp halls. But all of my possessions were in … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Spaghetti and Hot Dogs for Breakfast

I’d decided that I would be an understanding foreigner, and that I would eat whatever was served. And that is how I found myself eating cold spaghetti and hot dog … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 1 Comment