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Jackie Ferrentino

Jackie Ferrentino is a freelance illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York.

Stories By Jackie Ferrentino

My Father, the QAnon Conspiracy Theorist

After my parents got divorced, Dad began a slow slide into isolation. Eventually he found consolation in the darkest corners of the web. Can I help him get back out?

I Quit My Job at 50 to Reinvent Myself. Pro Tip: Don’t Do This.

My fantasy was to escape from the corporate grind. After a taste of freedom and months of hare-brained schemes, I begged to be captured again.

I Escaped the Cult. But I Couldn’t Escape the Cult Mentality.

After leaving the Children of God, I was so proud to join the Army. But then I had to ask myself: Was I trading one culture of blind obedience for another?

That Time I Had to Do Stand-Up on a Cruise Ship After a Passenger Went Overboard

Halfway through my gig on an ocean liner, a guest mysteriously disappeared — and I had to keep everyone laughing.

I Was Huge in Taiwan—For Two Months

I was a zoo volunteer when my boyfriend became a star pitcher for Taiwan's version of the Yankees. But when I traveled to visit him, I might as well have been Kim Kardashian.