An Ode to Shaved Heads

Before quarantine, I maintained a shaved head. Since March, I’ve been growing my hair out. It’s strange, seeing just how long the quarantine has lasted physically manifested on my head. I had some thoughts about shaved hair in general, and wrote about it on Medium. Check it out here, or to avoid the Paywall, join …

The Politics of “I’m Fat”

New Medium article! Some thoughts on how a simple adjective became demonized, and a soft reclamation of “fat” as a description of self.  Why do we hate the word “fat” so much? Why can’t I describe my own body accurately without someone jumping in to tell me I’m “not fat?” This is the cognitive dissonance: …

The Strange Role of Food in Horror Movies

Very excited that my new Medium article was featured on FanFare! My partner Matt and I got into a discussion while watching Poltergeist that made me wonder: what kind of psycho eats potato salad and orange juice?! The answer is Dana Freeling, and she is nasty.  The whole conversation spiraled wildly out of control as …

The Art of Fucking While Fat

I’m excited to announce that I will be hosting a workshop/class for PULP Public School. The Art of Fucking While Fat will focus on our internalized fatphobia, and how we can unpack/overcome it to feel more confident in our bodies.  The idea for this class was inspired by the phrase, “you’re too fat to fuck.” …

New Class!

I’m very excited to announce that I will be teaching Phantasmagoria: Writing Monsters & Myths at Seattle’s Hugo House this coming Spring quarter! I love Hugo House as a resource for local creative writers, and I’m so glad that I have an opportunity to teach there. My original pitch: from wyverns to werewolves and goblins …

New Medium Article: First, My Mother Sent Me My Father’s Ashes

When my father died, my relationship with my mother was already strained. However, his mortal ending was also the end of our family. It had been a long time coming.  With the holidays approaching, it is impossible to not think of them. This essay is a good reminder that blood doesn’t have to tie you …

New Essay in The Bronzeville Bee

I’m very excited to see my work featured on The Bronzeville Bee, a publication of both fiction and nonfiction focusing on diverse voices. The Gaslighting of Scream Queens dissects one aspect of the misogyny often found in the horror genre: the dismissal of women’s pain and fear to further the narrative. What a cheery subject, …

I’m on Patreon!

I’ve decided to take the dive and start a Patreon. I have no expectations for how this will go, but I’m equal parts excited and terrified. My social anxiety is definitely manifesting into a little brain-goblin that is currently screaming a lot of “impostor syndrome” type-stuff at me, but this is happening anyway! #GoblinSlayer I’ve …