Jillian Abbott’s Instagram Blog, @TheMindfulMouth, a memoir in food, has 20,000 followers. Her podcast of the same name has attracted thousands of listens. Her short stories, op-eds, essays, profiles and lifestyle features have won awards and been published in the US, Australia, UK, Ireland, and India, including Queens Noir, The Guardian, and The Washington Post. Her Instagram Blog became a column at Edible Queens. She lectures in Creative Writing and Digital Writing at York College, the City University of New York (CUNY). She serves as a senator for the CUNY-wide University Faculty Senate.