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 …

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, …