Jane Binns was awarded the Jack Kerouac Award for Prose in 1998. In 2004, she self-published a chapbook of short-short stories, Pocket Change through Eye of the Tiger Press. In 2008, she published Broken Whole: A Memoir. You can learn more about Jane in episode 42 of The Path to Authenticity.


If your life were a novel, what would be the title?
Dancing in the Rain
Where were you born?
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Where is the place you call home?
Denver, Colorado
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
What is your profession?
English Instructor, Online Learning Administrator, Minister
What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt?
What is your favorite quote?
People know what they do; they frequently know why they do what they do; but what they don’t know is what they do does.” Michel Foucault
What is your preferred form of creative expression?
Writing, painting
What is your favorite movie, song, and work of art?
Movie: Amelie – Song: The Story by Brandi Carlisle – Art: Uplift by CT Nelson
Who do you admire most?
Stacey Abrams
Over the course of your life, what is an issue with which you have repeatedly struggled?
Knowing when to say something and when to step back and pause.
In childhood, who was your celebrity crush?
Greg Brady played by Barry Williams
What historical figure would you most like to meet?
Junia – the first acknowledged female apostle.
What natural gift or ability would you most like to possess?
The ability to sing
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Raising my son to be a sensitive, responsible, conscientious young man
What quality do you admire most in a person?
Honesty and humility
What is something you would like to learn about?
What do you wish more people knew about you?
I am not rigid or fixed about processes or outcomes. I am collaborative and want decisions to be made where there is a middle ground represented.
What is your idea of success?
Loving and being loved
What would you like people to say about you when you’re gone?
I knew she loved me.
Jane is an English Composition Instructor at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, CO, and has worked in online learning assisting faculty, students, and staff with the online platform since 2006.