I’m honored to announce that I’ll be returning to The Juniper Summer Writing Institute this June with the help of a generous tuition grant from Fiction Collective 2. I had an amazing time last year workshopping under Mitchell S. Jackson and making some amazing (and amazingly talented) writer friends. Here’s to more learning, more writing, and more […]Read more "Juniper Institute pt. 2: Electric Boogaloo"
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"
Thanks a bunch to Potluck Mag for publishing my short story “Godzilla” which is about Donald Trump. In an alternate universe, he lost the election and I never wrote this, and I’m really jealous of that alternate reality Wesley even though she is slightly less well-published than I am.Read more "Godzilla in Potluck Mag"
On January 2nd everybody went to the ocean and we each tried to remind ourselves of what was real, before 2017 became the backpack we wore to work every day, back when it was the rocket ship we were building. I want this year to be my rocket ship. Put your feet in the sand […]Read more "On January 2nd"