I wrote about how perfect life would be If Archie Panjabi Were Your Girlfriend for The Toast!
Way back in January, era of cold snowy misery, I read The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne, and it blew me away. You may remember me flailing about it here. Well, it seems I’m getting kinda good at this being-a-working-writer thing, this leaning-in, pitching-like-a-shark thing, because when I learned that one of my friends, Laura, actually grew up in the same town, instead of feeling awed and shying away, I said “Hey! I’d love to interview her.”
And, readers, I did.
So do you remember how, way back in December, I posted about how I’m going to be studying with Roxane Gay in Germany this summer? The time is nigh to figure out how to fund that. Thus I have created my first ever GoFundMe. Please take a look at it and throw some pasta my way, if you can!
Here’s what you’d be Internetly slapping your hard earned money down for:
I write about my experiences. I write about feminism, and misogyny, and surviving sexual violence. I write about how freaking awesome and brilliant and strong girls are, for the awesome/brilliant/strong kid I was, for the awesome/brilliant/strong kids I haven’t even met yet. I write about the tough-as-nails women who raised me. I write about sex in all it’s silliness and sultryness and joy.
I also write about fairy tales, and zombies, and mermaids, and superhero chicks who save the world a lot. So if you like any of those things, or if you just like me, please consider throwing some dinero my way.
If that sounds worth it to you (and I hope it does), please (if you’re able to!) help a lady out.
Also, as a thank you for your kindness and generosity, I’ll send you post cards and letters and trinkets and sketches of topless mermaids and personalized stories and poems written just for you, if you so desire.
‘You need not be afraid of coming across a man here. This is Ladyland, free from sin and harm. Virtue herself reigns here.’
Arly thought of the chains in the basement. She’d been planning to use them on any wild boy she caught until she could tame him. How had Kitty found a tame one?
Wishmas by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
- Swanson on Swanson, by Gloria Swanson
- The Feminine Mystique, by Betty Friedan (unfinished)
- Vamp: The Rise and Fall of Theda Bara, by Eve Golden (unfinished)
- Fun Home, Alison Bechdel
- Paris, by Andrew Hussey
- Girls to the Front, by Sara Marcus
- Gut Feelings, by Gerd Gigerenzer
- Why Does He Do That: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men, by Lundy Bancroft (unfinished)
- The Selected Poems of Anne Sexton
- The Selected Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay
- The Everything Tarot Book, by M.J. Abadie (unfinished)
- The Girl With All The Gifts, by M.R. Carey
- Fifty Plants That Changed the Course of History, by Bill Laws
- The Vampire Book, by J. Gordon Melton
- Ghosts, by Hans Holzer
- The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories, edited by Alan Ryan
- Witchcraze, by Anne Llewellyn Barrow
- Vampires, Burial, and Death, by Paul Barber
- A Witches Guide to Faery Folk, by Edain McCoy
- Wyrd Sisters, by Terry Pratchett
- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon
- Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte
- Speak, Memory, by Vladimir Nabokov
- The Magic of Believing: The Science of Setting Your Goal and then Reaching It, by Claude M. Bristol
- The Tudors: The Kings and Queens of England’s Golden Age, by Jane Bingham
- Titanic, by Charles Pellegrino
“A mermaid is itself a kind of sex. A moving thing, without legs.
…the banker was dreaming.
Of mermaids. Ominous how the green light looked
In my window. The sea-fog rolling in.”
Alejandro Escudé, A Moving Thing, Without Legs
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
I do not think that they will sing to me.
T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock