Direct Quote: Bodies of Work

Jen Reel

“I was 3 when I was adopted. We lived in a small village and it was surrounded by forest, so I can remember as early as age 6 running through the woods trying to find dead animals so I could bury them and dig them up later. I read in books that archaeologists would dig up bones and put them back together and I thought, ‘Let me try and see if that works.’
Read more from our interview with Evelyn Billington, certified taxidermist and singer-songwriter.

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Jen Reel was an Observer intern before joining the staff in July 2010, first as Web Content Manager, and most recently as Multimedia Editor. She left the Observer in 2017.


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