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Jane Kokernak

Jane Kokernak teaches in MIT’s Writing Across the Curriculum Program and lives with her family near Boston. In 1992, as an adult, she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes; in 2003, she switched from multiple daily injections to an insulin pump and has stayed with it. Her essay on diabetes and sexuality, “Tethered to the Body,” appeared in Bellevue Literary Review’s special issue on disability in 2008 and was republished by ASweetLife in 2010. Other of Jane’s essays have appeared in Equally Shared Parenting and PMS poemmemoirstory and articles on teaching writing in Tomorrow’s Professor.

In addition to here at Balancing Acts, where she writes about the experience of Type 1 diabetes in the midst of working, parenting, and everything else, she blogs at Leaf Stitch Word on gardening, making, and writing.

Jane Kokernak writes the blog Balancing Acts.

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