Jessa Gibboney

Jessa is a writer and poet, but above all, a storyteller.

Her blog houses poetry and essays on sustainable style, freelance and motherhood.

Through her writing endeavors, she has worked with local and global brands such as Carnegie Museum of Art, TRYP Pittsburgh | Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh Opera, Cartier, Earth Brands and George Dickel Tennessee Whisky.

Jessa lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, Ben, daughter, Louise and their pup, Opal. She wears the same rings every day, believes anything secondhand has a good story to tell and likes her whiskey straight up.

Meet the Artist: Selima Dawson of Blakbird Jewelry

By Jessa Gibboney / December 18, 2020

This Pittsburgh visual artist pours thought and life experience into her hand-cut metal jewelry.

Four Pittsburgh LGBTQIA+ Organizations to Support

By Jessa Gibboney / December 2, 2020

Whether it’s signing up for a newsletter, a donation of time or social media engagement, there is no better time to back our LGBTQIA+ community.

Before you buy something, try your neighborhood ‘Buy Nothing’ group

By Jessa Gibboney / November 23, 2020

Pittsburgh neighbors are gifting their extra things to one another in hyper-local gift economies. Here’s how to find your own ‘Buy Nothing’ Facebook group.

Adam Knoerzer of ‘Burghundy is Changing Pittsburgh’s Perception Around Wine

By Jessa Gibboney / September 28, 2020

Knoerzer’s virtual wine classes and approachable outlook on wine invites Pittsburghers to embrace the typically perceived haughty drink.

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Five Virtual Art Experiences from Pittsburgh Museums

By Jessa Gibboney / September 9, 2020

You don’t have to go to the museum to get an art museum experience. Here is a look at some of the Virtual Pittsburgh museum collections you might not know about.

Three Artists Routing Sales Proceeds to 1Hood Media & Bukit Bail Fund

By Jessa Gibboney / June 18, 2020

A trio of Carnegie Mellon students are raising money for causes aligned with the Black community. 100% of proceeds go to Pittsburgh organizations.

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Support Pittsburgh artists // Where to buy local art online

By Jessa Gibboney / June 4, 2020

Local art is needed now more than ever. Here are five online spaces where you can purchase artwork from Pittsburgh-based artists.

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Meet the Artist: Ashley Olinger of YEAHYELHSA

By Jessa Gibboney / May 28, 2020

YEAHYELHSA studio and Instagram by local, independent illustrator, Ashley Olinger, will lift your spirits and encourage you to create yourself.


SilkDenim makes new clothing & home goods out of old jeans

By Jessa Gibboney / May 14, 2020

The love of creative possibility with discarded denim is only exceeded by the love and admiration Louise and Sarah have for one another.

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Pittsburgh author Sarah Menkedick’s new book is about Motherhood

By Jessa Gibboney / May 7, 2020

Local author Sarah Menkedick brings visibility to the messy, problematic facets of a universal experience – motherhood and pregnancy.