I write essays about gender, aesthetics, and bodies in popular culture and literary history. I've written for The New Yorker, Slate, The Hairpin, The Awl, Avidly, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. I cut my teeth recapping for Television Without Pity from 2005-2009.
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Culture / Personal Essays
“Is Motherhood a Genre?” (BLARB— Nominated for a Pushcart Prize)
Parenting by the Books: my column on parenting & classic literary texts
"Monstrous Births." (The Hairpin)
"Baby, Boom." (Avidly)
"Battleground State." (Avidly)
"Souffrante & Unpresentable." (Avidly)