I am a Ph.D. candidate in drama and theatre and the 2017-2018 Fletcher Jones Fellow at UC San Diego, where my research focuses on disability studies, marginalized girlhoods, and media/cultural representations of mental illness. I completed my MFA in creative nonfiction writing in 2017 at Antioch University, Los Angeles, concurrently with my Ph.D. I have a B.A. from Barnard College.

I have bylines at VICE, Bitch, SheKnows, Catapult, Playboy, McSweeney's, Dazed, Dilettante Army, Ravishly, AfterEllen, Autostraddle, Thought Catalog, and others.

Additionally, I've served as an associate editor and curriculum developer at Cokesbury Publishing House and a full-time digital content writer at PrepScholar and LoyalMD, covering business education, health, and the GMAT. 

My beats have included mental health, pregnancy, disability, parenting, education, relationships, pop culture (especially television), queer issues, the performing arts, feminism, and politics.

I live in Ohio with my husband, Oberlin College theater professor and disability studies scholar Jason Dorwart, and our daughter, Ruth.

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