Josephine Ensign

Josephine Ensign

Josephine Ensign is a writer, photographer, and nurse. She teaches health policy and narrative medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. She was a 2013 Jack Straw Writer and a 2014 Hedgebrook artist in residence. Her literary nonfiction essays have appeared in The SunThe Oberlin Alumni MagazinePulse, Silk Road, The Intima, The Examined Life Journal, Johns Hopkins Public Health Magazine and in the nonfiction anthology: I Wasn’t Strong Like This When I Started Out: True Stories of Becoming a Nurse edited by Lee Gutkind. Her current project, Soul Stories, is a collection of essays, poems, photographs, digital storytelling short videos, and oral histories of the stories of health and healing in the context of homelessness.

Artist Support Program 2015: Produce a series of oral histories with Seattle-area homeless service providers and activists for a digital storytelling project on health and healing in the context of homelessness.

Writers Program 2013

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  • Josephine Ensign - Skid Road book cover
    Josephine Ensign - Skid Road Oral Histories
  • Josephine Ensign - Portrait
    Soul Story – Josephine Ensign