I’ve got two events coming up that I’m super exited about! First, I’m curating a reading for Foglifter Journal as part of Beast Crawl, the East Bay’s free literary festival. Join me and six incredible readers on September 2nd from 8 to 9pm at Club BNB in Oakland for writing that frames queerness as fantastical, cryptid, […]Read more "Fall Crawls"
Catch me reading part of a new story at Adobe Books this Monday for the fabulous new reading series The Racket! Here’s the Facebook event; I’ll be joining Sarah Bardeen, Elizabeth Bernstein, Kendra Schynert, Lily Chien-Davis, and Galadrielle Allman in a terrific all-lady reading.Read more "Joining The Racket"
I wrote a blog post for the rad-ish about being at a weeklong writing intensive, especially about feeling insecure and out of place as a young writer without an MFA. Read it here, and then check out my other pieces at the rad-ish! Hello from Tin House Summer Workshop in Portland, Oregon! This is a weeklong writing […]Read more "Talking and Listening at Tin House"
I’m super excited to tell you about a new project I’ve been working on for a few months now: it’s a lifestyle and culture blog that I’m starting with four other young ladies called The Rad-ish. It’s modeled after these terrific conversations I keep having with the people I love: one of us starts telling […]Read more "Announcing The Rad-ish"
Oh hi there, I’m reading at Bazaar Cafe in San Francisco on March 19th! You can get the details here. It’s going to be great.Read more "Reading on March 19"
Open up Cosmopolitan Magazine’s March 2016 issue and you’ll find tips for flirting with a guy at work (“Text him a funny follow-up!”) and a fashion-infused profile of actress-slash-beauty mogul Jessica Alba (titled “Billion Dollar Babe.”)
Between these pieces is an eight-page feature on the intersection of gun rights and domestic violence in America. The article includes an eye-catching graphic of a chocolate gun in a candy box surrounded by brightly striped truffles, and a handy flowchart for talking with a new romantic partner about gun ownership.Read more "In Defense of Cosmopolitan Magazine"
Dear McSweeney’s, Don’t worry. I am not Michael Cera, or any other curly-headed, lovably awkward Hollywood lookalike. To clarify, I am also not Jesse Eisenberg, a different (but also lanky and intelligent-looking) film actor who received many comparisons to Cera after his cute-but-bumbling breakout role in Zombieland. I’d like to put your minds at ease […]Read more "Dear McSweeney’s: I am not Michael Cera or a Different Actor who Looks Like Him"