About: Teresa Jusino
"I wanted to write Incredible Girl, first because I'm a big believer in the idea that too many problems are caused by people being ashamed or afraid to honestly express what they want and need, and I wanted to explore that idea. The best way to do it was to set it in communities of extremes - the Baptist community, and the BDSM community - each of which encourages a life philosophy, and each of which, when carried too far, can be detrimental to its members. But, when participated in with love, can give their members so much.
As I wrote the episodes, something else came up - the idea of love, and what it means (and what it doesn't mean). I believe that the best decisions are made in love, and that love means that you're willing to choose the thing that's best for the person you love, even if it doesn't get you what you want. This is something else I wanted to explore through Incredible Girl. And I think we see it throughout this story.
As for what I hope to accomplish with this web series, I hope that it starts conversations - between parents and kids, between lovers, or between friends. I hope it will encourage people to be more honest with themselves and the people they care about. In short, I hope that it will be one step toward a more open, honest, loving world."
Teresa Jusino was born the same day Skylab fell. Coincidence? She doesn't think so. A New York native, she received a BFA in Drama and English Literature and spent seven years as an actress. Having been a writer her whole life, she decided to focus wholly on her first love in 2008, beginning her career as a professional writer. Her work as a pop culture critic has appeared in such outlets as Latina Magazine, Jezebel, Slate, Ms. In the Biz, Al Dia, Newsrama, PopMatters, and Tor.com, as well as in print anthologies like the upcoming Chicks Dig Gaming (Mad Norwegian Press, Nov 2014), the Hugo Award-nominated Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who, and Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon By the Women Who Love Them. Her short fiction has appeared in the literary magazine, Crossed Genres, and she (along with her writing partner, Adam Hunault) is the writer of your future favorite television show. She lives and writes in Los Angeles.