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Annelise Jolley Annelise Jolley

Annelise is a San Diego-based writer and editor interested in stories that galvanize, build bridges, and prompt action. She is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction writing and serving as Editorial Director for Nations Journal.
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Into the Darkness

Welcome to Pattaya On a humid Friday night, we are walking into the heart ...

Alternate Routes: Literature

Editor’s Note: It’s easy to feel overwhelmed or apathetic when faced with the sheer volume ...

Empathy vs. Compassion: Responding to Suffering

The first time I learned about empathy was in fourth grade. My teacher defined ...

Freedom From Fear

I own a book, The Book of Common Prayer, which I pick up every ...

The Tenacity of Hope

“Optimism and hope are radically different attitudes. Optimism is the expectation that things—the weather, ...