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Blog PostsI Don’t Want to Write About Weight Loss

I’m a feminist and I want to lose weight. That shouldn’t be a loaded statement. Those two concepts (being a feminist and having a weight loss goal) shouldn’t be mutually exclusive. But I feel conflicted, resentful, and a little dirty … Continue reading

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Blog PostsWhen Financial Privilege Isn’t Everything: On Gwyneth Paltrow and Her Stalker

The issue of wealth inequality is a subject that has been on many minds recently, and for good reason. An article in The Guardian published in January reported that the richest 62 people own as much wealth as half of … Continue reading

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Blog PostsBringing Back the Blog

It’s been a year to the date since my last blog post. What have I been up to since then? Well. – I co-founded Second Star NYC, an independent film production company established to produce projects highlighting artists from underrepresented … Continue reading

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Blog PostsWhy I Chose to Self-Publish

I worked on my first novel, Fanged, for three and a half years. The story went through several revisions before it was ready to be published, not least because I had three planned sequels to consider, and each time I … Continue reading

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Blog PostsAre You Now, or Have You Ever Been, a Feminist?

2014 seemed to be the year of female celebrities saying that they weren’t feminists. From Shailene Woodley to Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, young actresses and singers have answered the question, “Are you a feminist?” with responses like this one: “I love men, … Continue reading

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Blog PostsA Few Stories About Walking in Public

It was a muggy day in Greenpoint in 2009. Dressed in my favorite pink fleece sports jacket and sweatpants, I was walking from the local YMCA back to the apartment I shared with my then-boyfriend. My face was flushed after … Continue reading

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Blog PostsLost Season 2: What if Ana-Lucia Was a White Guy?

Lost premiered almost ten years ago exactly, and to celebrate the show’s anniversary, I started a rewatch. Lost was a notable show for me because it was one of only two shows I watched from day one (Freaks and Geeks … Continue reading

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Blog PostsIn Praise of “Moaning Lisa”

In honor of the glorious “Every Simpsons Ever” marathon playing on FXX for one and a half weeks, I’m going to talk a little about an underrated episode: “Moaning Lisa.” “Moaning Lisa” is not one of the funniest episodes of … Continue reading

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Blog PostsWhy I Write Male Characters

When asked if the criticism regarding the lack of substantial female roles in¬†True Detective affected his conception of the second season, producer and creator Nick Pizzolatto said, “[It]¬†affected me a little bit in my conception of season 2, but then … Continue reading

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Blog PostsTo the Liberal Men Worried About the “Slippery Slope” of the Hobby Lobby Decision

Dear liberal men who are worried about the “slippery slope” of the Hobby Lobby decision: Stop. Just stop. I don’t want to hear another word about how the Hobby Lobby decision is frustrating for women and all, but what you’re … Continue reading

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