A Personal Essay I’ve been trying to work swimming into my workout schedule, but between the crazy lap swim hours and kids puking birthday cake in the pool the one time I did go (EWW!!!), it hasn’t really happened. With the Olympic Games right around the corner and the U.S. trials recently wrapped up, I’ve … Continue reading Why I’m Not an Olympic Swimmer
Representations of Feminism at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry an essay What is a feminist novel for adolescents? According to Roberta Seelinger Trites, it is defined simply as “a novel in which the main character[s] is empowered regardless of gender” (Trites 4). In the last decade, the Harry Potter book series has become an … Continue reading Wands Away
At night, he dreams of her. Even after centuries have passed, he can still see her when he closes his eyes: her face white with shock; her graceful fingers reaching for her prince, begging safety… life… love… before being lost, forever frozen beneath the crystal ice, her own glass coffin.
**Dear family, please know that this is a work of fiction built from fragmented memories of a horrible time in all of our lives, pieced together with shiny memories of happier times by admittedly grabby hands and a desperate wish for answers. If you must read, please do so with a grain of salt and without seeking reflections … Continue reading Who Knew: A Short Story
a short story The whispered words echoed in the trembling space as my whole being fought against itself to cling to the complete perfection of the fading world around me. The damp summer night air crackled and sharpened, clashing with the bitter cold of the past, the future. It belonged here, I belonged here, and … Continue reading [Don’t] Make Me Say Goodbye
The Lack of True Female Role Models in the Subversive Gardens of Children’s Fantasy an essay In the scholarly realm of children’s literature, there stand, at the forefront, two opposing lines of argument. In the first, scholars such as Jacqueline Rose argue that there is no such thing as true children’s literature, as all novels … Continue reading With Our Skirts Still Caught in the Briars