Hi. I am Jessica Lakritz. Skin on Sundays combines two beautiful worlds—the sensual physical world of the human body and the expansive and spacious interior world of poetry. I call this #physiopoetry. All poems are my original work and are inspired by their canvases. New posts every Sunday.
One of the most beautiful things about poetry is taking something deeply personal and sharing it in a way that connects with others. Physiopoetry aims to expand that connection beyond just the words by giving immediacy and life to what is being said and the people who represent these messages.
After studying poetry through both a Bachelor’s and a Master of Fine Art’s degree (the latter under the seemingly limitless wisdom of Christopher Howell at Eastern Washington University’s Inland Northwest Center for Writers), poetry became the center of my world in so many ways. My creation of this project is no doubt a response to my passion for the art and the craft, to help show others how powerful poetry can be.
In the back of the house, I have the pleasure of working with joy billionaire Jessica Lynch. She built the design for Skin on Sundays from scratch, she is my digital mentor, and a wizard of zen in her own right.
Skin on Sundays has collaborated with many artists since its birth in late 2015. These collaborations include:
Late summer and autumn of 2018 will bring Skin on Sundays to new collaborative depths, working together with Jessica Zucker, PhD, creator of the #ihadamiscarriage campaign. The #ihadamiscarriage Instagram is now a platform for women to share their experiences “with the aim of addressing the cultural silence.” Miscarriage and stillbirth affect so many women, and the goal of this collaboration is to use physiopoetry to help spread awareness and support for these losses.