Doing things differently since the Carter Administration
Jessica Wawra (Kesselring) is a classical vocalist, composer, blogger, activist, and transfer student from Southern California. Her interests include women’s and minority issues, American civil rights, international human rights, and digital photography & art. She also discusses Fibromyalgia and her experiences growing up as a deaf person in a hearing world. You can often find Jessica and her camera on a mountain trail.
Welcome you to my new virtual home, Sedated Koala. I am so excited you are here! You will find many aspects of me here – from mundane day-to-day complaints to my more complicated ramblings that may come out of nowhere. As I begin my journey into this new world of site-building adventures (I’m moving over from Blogger. It was good while it lasted…), I hope you will enjoy looking around at what there is to offer. I didn’t want to wait any longer to launch Sedated Koala, so, here it is in all its skeletal glory.
I hope you keep checking back from time to time. I promise there’ll be more!
Stay tuned: I will soon offer safer handmade alternatives for deodorant, lip balm, toothpaste, and more. I am especially thrilled to showcase my signature deodorant blend, Sedated Koala, a soothing mixture of eucalyptus & mint. Until then, I will post recipes and links as soon as possible. I have nothing to hide in these products I make. I use them myself everyday and I am so glad my husband encouraged us to make the change.
From the physical world to my virtual world, I wanted a rebrand — a central location where I could incorporate my blog, music compositions, vocal performances, and other ventures all into one. I was in and out of the hospital a lot as a kid, and sometimes all I had was a toy koala bear stuffed with nutshells to keep me company. Thirty-three years later, I still have Mister Koaly Bear, but I think he’s terrified of my messy closet space, where he calmly and patiently sits perched on a shelf.
Koala metaphors could probably take up pages and pages, but at the heart of it, a koala does what a koala does best: he eats toxic, fibrous plants and sleeps a lot. He will die otherwise.