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About Jossea K. Rilea

(Pronouced JOSS-sea, like the ocean, and Ri-lea)

Hi! I'm Jossea K. Rilea, author, artist and caretaker of a whole herd of invisible "Things" — some of which are super cool like Celiac disease and vestibular migraine.

In my free time, I also spend a lot of time in nature. My photography can be found on Instagram at WILD EARTH DREAMS.


In my past life, I wrote a bunch of screenplays and tried out for three Olympic teams in short track and long track speedskating.

I am grateful for all the time I get to spend with my 4 nieces and nephews and am currently caretaking my elder parents. During the pandemic, I became an avid backyard birder—I love watching wildlife and hanging out with my fur baby.

Awards and Workshops:
• TEDx Middlebury talk: "The Place of Wonder: A Gigantic Pod of Potential"
• WeMedia Finalist, Community Choice Game Changers Award
• Recipient of a Saratoga Program for Arts Funding Project Grant, part of the Regrant Program of the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA)
• "Power of Dreaming" workshops were held in the US, Canada and Norway including Saratoga Springs Children’s Museum, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital (New York Presbyterian), Saratoga Arts Fest, St. George’s School (Canada), Fairfield Country Day School, Saratoga Arts Council Summer Camp, Norwegian Play Spirits (Norway), Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs Public Library, Ballston Spa Community Center

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