Reviewing for East Bay Review

Hey everybody! I have exciting news: I’m joining the team at the East Bay Review as a contributor. You can read my first review for the site here; it’s for a flash fiction chapbook called The Missing Girl by local author Jacqueline Doyle. I’m still getting my reviewer’s sea legs, but it’s been awesome requesting free books from […]

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Fall Crawls

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, […]

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Joining The Racket

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. 

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Talking and Listening at Tin House

Hello from Tin House Summer Workshop in Portland, Oregon! This is a weeklong writing workshop hosted at Reed College by indie publisher Tin House, featuring some crazy-good faculty and some pretty bad coffee. The week is centered on an MFA-style daily meeting with a group of 12 students and one faculty member of matching genre. […]

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Announcing The Rad-ish

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 […]

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In Defense of Cosmopolitan Magazine

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.

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Dear McSweeney’s: I am not Michael Cera or a Different Actor who Looks Like Him

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 […]

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Godzilla in Potluck Mag

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.

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