Jessica (Jessa) Tumposky

2008 Corn Mother Honoree


Jessa lives in Silver City, New Mexico with her sons, Axan Ocelotl, Julian Atocani, and Ellis Dylan Atom. She grew up in Montclair, New Jersey, but the Southwest feels like home to her. Her multi-cultural background includes Russian-Jewish, French, Irish, English, Czech, Austrian, and German roots.
Jessa cares deeply about supporting our Mother Earth and honoring traditional and indigenous ways and their evolutions. She is a passionate creative who acts, dances, and writes for herself and her community. She received a B.A. in Individualized Study from the Gallatin School at New York University, with a concentration in language, performing arts, and anthropology. She has done communications work with many arts, education, and healthcare nonprofit organizations, and has also worked as a doula and apprentice midwife. Jessa is in the process of getting her Masters in Social Work, to support her vision of doing counseling that integrates the arts and healing practices. She brings her interest in indigenous ways and peace-making in relationships to her mothering, creative life, and work, and is extremely grateful to have these wise footsteps to follow.



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