I’m a writer, editor, and Hufflepuff.
As a freelance writer, I’ve written about comic books, science, technology, mental health, television, fan works, environmentalism, poetry, and food.
I have a MA in English. My academic work has mostly focused on the “rediscovery movement” of feminist literary criticism. This is the wing of feminist critics who promote women writers who have been erased from the larger literary conversation. Most of my work is on women writers during the long 19th century.
That said, I have a soft spot in my heart for a lot of other fields, including medieval history, astronomy, religion, politics, and biology. After a fifteen year break, I’ve recently found myself interested in mythology again. And like any good (semi-former) goth and 19th century lit nerd, I like vampires.
I love to really dig in and becoming a local everywhere I’ve lived. I’m particularly fond of Detroit, Portland (Oregon — sorry Maine), London, New York, and New Orleans.
Queer Friends on the Internet, Business Contacts
In a Relationship
Animal Crossing, Harry Potter, feminism, science, photography, music, fairy tales, Buffy, and Peter Jennings
Katherine Parkinson, Blood Ties, Gemma Chan, British politics, Tom Hughes, Gossip Girl, Clueless, and Eddie Redmayne
What I Like
The Age of Innocence, The Pearl, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Pride and Prejudice, The Metamorphosis, Jem and the Holograms, Dante’s Commedia, and Crooked House
Jupiter Ascending, Pacific Rim, Maleficent, Pride, and What We Do in the Shadows
|Favorite TV Shows||
The X-Files, Humans, The Game, Elementary, Supergirl, Agent Carter, Sailor Moon, Ringer, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, Revenge, The Originals, Parks and Rec, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, and Downton Abbey
Fiona Apple, Mitski, Spoon, Poe, Paper Rival, Wayne Szalinski, Outkast, The Hives, Gwen Stefani, Alkaline Trio, and AFI
|Favorite Thing on Autostraddle.com||
Anything on tarot cards, Ali’s tech advice pieces, monthly horoscopes, Siobhan’s feminist mythology series, Helping You Help Yourself, and all the booklists
Katie Schenkel, Taylor Prewitt, Jennifer Espinoza, Telaina Eriksen, Kia Groom, Tyler Beckett, Mike Lala, Steve Roggenbuck, and the Pearl Poet