The Woman Behind One Street Shy – Jennifer Allison

Virginia Woolf once wrote an essay entitled Street Haunting that resonated so deeply within me,  I read it over ten times.  She described leaving the confines of her house as a sense of freedom, as, “The shell-like covering which our souls have excreted to house themselves, to make for themselves a shape distinct from others, is broken, and there is left of all these wrinkles and roughnesses a central oyster of perceptiveness, an enormous eye.”

My photographs, writings, drawings, and paintings are simply the stories and images behind my “enormous eye” and I hope you enjoy them. You can find more of my writing at The American Mag: InItalia online at under the column Lost in Translation.


17 thoughts on “The Woman Behind One Street Shy – Jennifer Allison

  1. ninasluciddays June 4, 2012 / 8:47 pm

    Wow!! I completely hear you. I’m about to embark on the adventure of my life, and am looking for words of wisdom, inspiration and practical know how on the subject of travel. Thank you for siting Virginia Woolf’s essay, I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

    • onestreetshy June 4, 2012 / 9:02 pm

      Thank you so much and best of luck on your adventure! I find it helpful to read the stories of other woman as I embark on my own journeys.

  2. Bob Othman June 24, 2012 / 4:50 pm

    Traveling & writing, they do come together. Yoga & tango? yup, they come together too 🙂

    • onestreetshy June 25, 2012 / 11:14 pm

      Thanks for visiting my site. And yes, I do believe they all come together quite well!

      • Bob Othman June 26, 2012 / 6:02 am

        Love visiting your site. Quite fun.

  3. occultoantonio September 1, 2012 / 12:24 am

    you’re refined,sensitive and full of charm

    • onestreetshy September 9, 2012 / 12:01 am

      You are very kind. Thank you Antonio…

    • onestreetshy September 9, 2012 / 12:04 am

      Thank you so much for the comment. It’s very appreciated

      • yepirategunn September 9, 2012 / 12:32 am

        Its really nice reading real quality, really worthwhile – thanks.

  4. gotasté November 16, 2012 / 6:10 am

    Jennifer, this could be probably the tenth time you are getting this or may not be interested in. But I’ve nominated you for Reality Blog Award. I would love to share my happy moment with you at

    You know how it works and there is no way you are not in my nomination list. 🙂

    • onestreetshy November 17, 2012 / 9:42 am

      You are so sweet! I am honored as well. Thank you so much 🙂

    • onestreetshy November 17, 2012 / 9:43 am

      Is there an “amazing food blogger” award I can find ti send to you perhaps?:)

  5. gotasté November 17, 2012 / 9:31 pm

    Maybe not. I’m too new to these blog awards 🙂 Lol!
    Best wishes to you.

  6. jfossbakk January 6, 2013 / 2:56 pm

    “Because I have to” I like that!

    • onestreetshy January 6, 2013 / 6:16 pm

      Why thank you. And thank you for visiting as well.

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