Welcome to Disordered Explorer!

About the Author

Hi, my name is Rachel (they/she)! 
I’m the human being behind this blog. I’m 24 years old and have lived in Northeast Ohio my entire life. I spent most of my life and Youngstown, then moved to Kent for a few years for college. I graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and minors in Political Science and Philosophy in December 2018 and move back to Youngstown for a while. Just a few months ago, my boyfriend and I relocated to a new apartment in Akron. Suddenly finding myself in a completely familiar but much more pleasant environment is one of the major inspirations behind starting this blog.

I currently work as a research and administrative assistant for an international online medical certification organization and also do some freelance creative work on the side. I do a lot of voluntary work with non-profit organizations, especially ones with a focus on fighting the War on Drugs and prison-industrial complex and offering unconditional compassion and harm reduction services to people who use drugs. I am extremely passionate about drug culture and policy and will probably refer to it a lot on this blog. I also am planning to pursue a Masters’ degree in Library & Information Science sometime in the (hopefully) near future.

You can find more detail about my background and who I am as a person here if you’re curious!
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