About Us

The Manifest-Station was created by Jennifer Pastiloff as a place where people could come to have hard conversations about being human. Over the years it has evolved into a literary blog that is a safe space for words. Angela M Giles is the curator and editor of the site and a firm believer in the power of language. Francesca Grossman is an assistant editor who brings order to the chaos.
Welcome to the site, we hope you find what you are looking for.
If you don't, we hope you write it and submit.


Jennifer Pastiloff
Author, Beauty Hunter, URL Collector, founder of The Manifest-Station.

Jen is a writer living on an airplane. Her work has been featured on The Rumpus, The Nervous Breakdown, Jezebel, Salon, among others. Check out jenniferpastiloff.com for all retreat listings and workshops to attend one in a city near you. She tweets/instagrams at @jenpastiloff. Join a retreat by emailing barbara@jenniferpastiloff.com.

Jen is the guest speaker at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Massachusetts twice a year and once a year at the Tucson location. She also does an annual retreat at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in The Berkshires of Mass.

When she is not traveling she teaches yoga in Santa Monica and Marina Del Rey at Equinox. 

Jen's Upcoming Schedule

You’re a beautiful force for good in the world, Jen. I’m proud to know you.

Dani Shapiro
California, USA

Thank you Jennifer, for shining your light on mine.

Christy Turlington
California, USA

I am a big fan of Jennifer Pastiloff and her blog, The Manifestation!

Naomi Shihab Nye
California, USA

Angela M Giles
Editor, Curator, Accidental Warrior

Angela M Giles has had her work appear in The Healing Muse as well as on The Nervous Breakdown and The Manifest-Station. She tweets as @angela.m.giles, and when inspired updates her blog, Air Hunger. She lives in Massachusetts where she conquers the world, one day at a time and is unapologetically working hard to make kindness and grace sexy again.

Francesca Grossman
Assistant Editor, Teacher, Monkey Chaser

Francesca Louise Grossman is a writer and teacher in the Boston area. Her work includes contributions to The New York Times Motherlode Blog, Brain, Child Magazine, The Huffington Post, Ed Magazine, Glasscases.com, S3 Magazine, and Interview Magazine. She graduated from Stanford University with a BA and MA in education and from Harvard University with a doctorate in educational leadership, with a focus on writing instruction. Francesca runs the Supporting Women Artists Project (SWAP), a writing and art residency for women, and teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, among other places.


  • Reply SGG August 23, 2014 at 5:12 am

    Your new site looks AWESOME.

    • Reply Jennifer Pastiloff August 23, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      Thank you. Thank you for pushing me to do it too. xo

    • Reply uuuu February 14, 2015 at 4:47 pm

      she is Emperor’s new clothes.

      • Reply Jennifer Pastiloff February 15, 2015 at 4:20 am

        What does that mean? 🙂

        • Reply mike marcus March 2, 2015 at 2:14 pm

          it means you are royal… and majestic…and colorful.. and yet… practical and needed…and perform a primary function…

  • Reply zoe zolbrod August 24, 2014 at 4:58 am

    The new site looks beautiful, so sparkling and clean.

  • Reply Laura Alonso August 24, 2014 at 5:16 am

    Jen, the site looks sooooooo good – absolutely beautiful – I love it! xo

  • Reply Marika Rosenthal Delan August 25, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    trying to see if the new site will let me leave a comment- the old one never would. the site look AWESOME!!!

  • Reply Samantha Teels March 30, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Hey Jen,
    Just wanted to say a huge thank you for having the courage to share your story in such a raw and vulnerable way! 🙂
    I’ve just started my journey of blogging and sharing my own manifestation journey – I truly believe we have the power to create lives beyond our wildest dreams and our powers of manifestation are our true powers on this earth. 🙂
    Thank you for showing so many people that they can do this too. 🙂


    Sam Teels

  • Reply Tricia Barker February 8, 2017 at 6:05 am

    Your retreats look amazing. I’m a professor, but one of my goals is to start doing these types of retreats centered around healing. I’d love to attend your some day. Thanks for doing the work that you do!

  • Reply Aika May 20, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    This is awesome! Love reading your submissions and I’m looking forward to reading more.

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