I’m a guy with a working class accent who was born and raised in Boston. Writing, making images, and doing radio are ways I’m using to connect to you.
In Catholic grade school, talking and drawing got me in trouble with the nuns, but outside class I was publishing ‘zines, organizing neighborhood events, working at a museum, and doing other weird, age inappropriate things.
I became editor of “The Source” after college, then returned to Boston to work as a writer and photographer for “In Newsweekly” and other publications. I’ve photographed three presidents, met Roosevelts and Kennedys, and promise you all these people are made of the same weak stuff as you and me.
Along the way, I founded a non-profit that raises money for Fenway Health and other beneficiaries, worked as a researcher for New England Historical Genealogical Society, and coordinated a graduate program at Tufts University.
In 2011, I arrived at Occupy Boston on day one, lived there by sleeping in the Spirituality Tent, and published 40,000 words to help myself and the world figure out was happening in Dewey Square.
After our eviction, I joined with friends from Occupy Boston and we started making a political talk show on Occupy Boston Radio called “99% Boston.” In August 2012, we created a show called “Banned in Boston” on UNregular Radio.
Making content with friends and allies has been a great experience, and so is having thousands of people across the world read the moody ramblings I share on this site. Thanks for being here. – John Stephen Dwyer