A Literary Perspective on Loneliness

In her latest book, The Lonely City, Olivia Laing writes a brilliant exposition on solitude, art, and the bridge between the two. She expertly profiles artists and philosophers known for … Continued

Bridging Divides with bell hooks

I was first introduced to bell hooks in a college Women’s Studies class. Immediately, I was blown away by the brilliant way she explains complex concepts like racism, sexism, and … Continued

Cheryl Strayed

Author Cheryl Strayed has been an inspiration of mine since I first read Wild, her memoir about the challenges and grief of her young life and her subsequent solo journey … Continued

On Body Mods

With the increasing popularity of piercings, tattoos, and other forms of body modification in our modern culture, I often find myself wondering: What is the history of body modification in … Continued

Maggie Nelson Reading List

I wanted to write a blog post about Maggie Nelson. About how her books are genre- and gender-defying works of incredible, articulate genius. How her sentences are so meticulously edited … Continued

Examining Privilege

You may have seen this quote or a variation of it floating around in the current political ether: “Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because it’s … Continued

Women’s Health Reading List

On December 13, Gov. John Kasich of Ohio signed a bill banning abortions in Ohio after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with no exceptions for rape or incest. Several other states … Continued

Sci Fi for Dummies

Many of my friends are science fiction geeks, so when our discussions inevitably drift towards the genre—one I’ve never actually read—my inferiority complex rears its head. Luckily, said friends are … Continued