Haley Jakobson

Haley Jakobson is a writer of poetry, plays, and creative non-fiction. When she isn’t writing, she acts as the artistic director and founder of Brunch Theatre Company, a platform for emerging artists, especially LGBTQPOC+, to share new work. Haley writes often about mental health and wellness, sex and queerness, and bodies. A poet in the millennial era, Haley reaches an audience of 8,000 readers on her instagram page, @haleyjakobson. Haley lives in Brooklyn, NY and is a gemini.

Haley Jakobsons articles


Mental Health In The Mindfulness Community

You know what I did not do the day I nearly collapsed in the lobby of a Duane Reade, overwhelmed by the sea of plastic consumption I saw line the shelves, manic sobs and snot ripping from my face, my mother’s voice pleading with me from the other end of the phone, the security guard staring, the whole of Manhattan swallowing me

Haley Jakobson- Friday, 5:49 pm0

The Downside of Being in Your Body

I was never sporty. I got out of running the mile in gym class every year with a note from my allergist. I wrote essays on the benefits of exercise in the library instead. I didn’t see the point of sports, or dance, or playing outside at recess. I was much more interested in reading.

Haley Jakobson- Monday, 12:15 pm0