More Writing By Me

I want to write because I have the urge to excel in one medium of translation and expression of life. I can’t be satisfied with the colossal job of merely living. Oh, no, I must order life in sonnets and sestinas and provide a verbal reflector for my 60-watt lighted head. Love is an illusion, but I would willingly fall for it if I could believe in it.
—Sylvia Plath
I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.
—Joan Didion
I feel cluttered when there is no time to analyze experience. That is the silt — unexplored experience that literally chokes the mind.
—May Sarton


Please enjoy these links to some published writing by me!


How I Found Solace In Judy Garland’s Struggles In Hollywood

Book Riot:

A Little Dirty Laundry: The Forgotten Legacy of Grace Metalious and PEYTON PLACE

Friends With the Monster: The Fate of Truman Capote’s ANSWERED PRAYERS

The Age of Un-Innocence: Feminine Loneliness in BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY and SEX AND THE CITY

Ursula Nordstrom and the Queer Revolution of the 20th Century Children’s Book

The Loneliest Doll: What Ever Happened to Dare Wright?

It’s My Mess: How I’ve Scrapbooked My Way Through Mental Illness

(and more)


How Female Friendship Films Help Me Embrace My Queerness

Why ‘Rhoda’ is Still Worth Revisiting Five Decades Later

How ‘My Girl’ Helped Me Process My Own Childhood Grief

Why Did It Take ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ 15 Seasons to Add Gay Male Characters?

How ‘Ally McBeal’ Influenced the Modern Cringe Comedy

Why ‘The Family Stone’ is My Favorite Queer Holiday Film 

(and more)

High on Films:

On Race Relations and Queerness in Todd Haynes’ Far From Heaven

Introvert, Dear:

6 Tips for Surviving Anxiety as an Introvert


Fefe Dobson is Ready to Rock Again

Mandy Moore Returns at Last With ‘Silver Landings’

How Strong, Angry Women in Pop Culture Guided Me Through the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Alessia Cara’s ‘In the Meantime’ is a Spellbinding and Necessary Body of Work

Ralph Talks ‘Gradience’ Her Strongest and Queerest Work Yet

(and more)

Spectrum Culture:

Revisit: Taylor Swift: Red

Holy Hell! The Spirit Room Turns 20

Revisit: Amy Grant: Heart in Motion

Criminally Underrated: G.I. Jane

(and more)

Because if I tell the story, I control the version. Because if I tell the story, I can make you laugh, and I would rather have you laugh at me than feel sorry for me. Because if I tell the story, it doesn’t hurt as much. Because if I tell the story, I can get on with it.
—Nora Ephron
We write for the same reason that we walk, talk, climb mountains or swim the oceans — because we can. We have some impulse within us that makes us want to explain ourselves to other human beings.
—Maya Angelou
The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read. Not by any other person, and not even yourself at some later date. Otherwise you will begin excusing yourself. You must see the writing as emerging like a long scroll of ink from the index finger of your right hand; you must see your left hand erasing it.
—Margaret Atwood


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