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The Journal


A study of our personal and collective experience of the natural world.

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The Journal


A study of our personal and collective experience of the natural world.

I'm a writer, researcher, and illustrator. The Hungry Child is an exploration of our current and past relationship to domesticated plants, insects, and animals through illustration and storytelling. The site also has a growing, in depth section on botany—which is open to anyone to advise or question me on. As well, as a resources section filled with sites, books, and documentaries I find useful.

If you'd like to hire me for freelance work, feel free to contact me at juliesmits(at)me(dot)com. You can check out the rest of my portfolio here.

With hunger and love,

Julie

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Botany Section


The 'On Botany' section is an overview of botanical terms, botanist profiles, taxonomy, and morphology—below is an explanation on why it exists.

Botany Section


The 'On Botany' section is an overview of botanical terms, botanist profiles, taxonomy, and morphology—below is an explanation on why it exists.

The original botany section existed solely to illustrate some of the more technical terms I used on the journal. Eventually it spun off into its own section, one article spawning another, and another, and so on. As a result, it has grown into a full-fledged part of the site with a focus on different aspects within botany—from taxonomy to morphology, to botanist overviews, and plant profiles. 

Some are written as satellite articles for the content published on the journal—a way to explore each subject further without weighing down the focus of the journal articles and interviews. 

If you think I got any information wrong or missed something of importance, please feel free to get in touch. If you’d like to contribute or collaborate, you can do so here or scroll down.

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Contributors


Let's work together.

Contributors


Let's work together.

If you'd like to contribute to The Hungry Child, either as a researcher or a writer, feel free to get in touch. If you'd like to collaborate on something, I am more than happy to hear your suggestions.