I have some exciting news, folks: I'm getting an MFA in TV writing. My mission: To change the way women's stories are depicted in popular culture. I did a lot of soul searching after the election last year and realized that: I must urgently devote my life to making sure this never happens again, and … Continue reading Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to tell women’s stories on TV I go
In a world where 1 in 3 women is a victim of violence ... A world where too many women are victimized by predatory gatekeepers (Harvey Weinstein, cough. Tip of the iceberg, cough) ... A world where, despite these facts, 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump, aka The Pussy Grabber in Chief... … Continue reading Women, we need to take up more space
Earlier this summer, I saw that an editor at Catapult, Morgan Jerkins, was looking for stories about education. I dashed off a quick note, saying that I'd been chewing on an idea for an essay about the tension between conditioning my 5yo daughter for public school at the same time I'm trying to let go … Continue reading The pain of conditioning my daughter for public school
We need to show our kids what real superheroes look like.
Where are the adult female characters who march to their own beat, who exist beyond the frame of a man's adoration?
Let me get one thing out of the way upfront: I do not believe that all women "should" vote for Hillary...
Our culture teaches us to balance til we break. Instead of insisting on pursuing our innate gifts, we give ourselves that insidious pep talk -- "Oh well, life is about trade offs" -- and it keeps us playing small.