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Drawing Lines as a Creator: Are You Responsible for Your Words as a Ghostwriter?

Explaining what I do is simple: I write. Explaining what I do for money…is a little more complicated. Right now, I think of myself as a ghostwriter for ghostwriters. Most of the time I do a mix of editing and…

In Defense of Online Dating

The night of March 18th, 2017, I was mad at a boy. Because I was mad, I had a little bit more prosecco than normal. The last glass didn’t hit me until I was at the bottom of my stairs,…

Equal Pay for Better Play

If you follow the world of soccer at all, you might have seen the news stories from the last couple of years about the atrocious pay discrepancy between the men’s and women’s teams. At the very least, you probably saw…

Like Your Favorite Book, My Body Tells A Whole Story With Just A Little Ink

This past weekend was the 10th Annual Tattoo Convention in Florence, Italy. I saw every conceivable style represented, from old school and hand-poke to photo-realism and the increasingly popular dotwork. I saw old and young, professional and rebel, dabbler and…

What to Do With Your Wasted Talent

I need good live music only a little less intensely than a caffeine addict needs their next shot of espresso, and woe to the mortal who gets between me and my fix. In fact, when I go to events with…

Shame, and the Night I Almost Stayed Home

The latest Facebook trend to make the rounds is “Me too,” an exercise in solidarity where women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted post those two simple words in order to demonstrate how widespread the problem really is. Here…

In Defense of Difficult Women

I recently got involved in a weight-loss contest with my boyfriend because I’d been experiencing some joint pain (and I respond “well” to competition). He was super supportive, but he also wanted to add all these extra rules, like a…

A Plea To the Fantasy Genre: When You Can Create Any Society You Want, Be Sure To Make Room For Women

Last year, my best friend (and fellow writer) finished the second draft of her very first novel, and words couldn’t convey how proud I was of her. A book that had been over thirteen years in the making—and which had…

It’s Not My Job: A Love Letter To The Men in Our Lives

Guys, it’s time for a little chat. You may not think you know me, but you do: I’m every woman in your life who’s not a relative. Maybe I’m your romantic partner, or your co-worker, or just a woman you’d…

Invisible Love: Bringing Asexuality into the Light

It all started with a story about a little girl and a demon. About halfway through the first draft, I realized that the girl (who was a teenager by this point) hadn’t exhibited romantic interest in anyone yet. Since it’s…