My latest journalistic article, published in Teen Vogue. While a different audience than I’m used to writing for, I’m quite heartened that there’s an appetite for feminist discourse analysis in a publication targeted at young women.
The editing process was also different from usual. I would not have made the same headlining/ standfirst choices, so it was instructive to see how my words were interpreted and presented by the Eds.
In the coming months, I’ll write up a more in-depth, scholarly analysis of the data I gathered for this piece (a surprisingly large dataset, so a lot to go through).
In the ER, I overhear a conversion in the next cubicle between a son, who has an infected spider bite, and his mom, just after the doctor leaves them. We are separated by a pale blue curtain, so I cannot glean any demographic markers about them – I just hear them speak:
I’ve been involved in Occupy DC since October. It’s the Washington-based branch of the Occupy movement that sprung up in the US following the September rallies in Wall St. New York… I’m sure you’ll have heard about it!
I’ve joined the Editorial Board for our independent newspaper there, The Occupied Washington Times, and wrote an article for the first edition. I’ve also covered the early days of the Occupation for Red Pepper. Finally, I made a very short promo for a group of hunger strikers affiliated with the movement, who are campaigning for voting rights for D.C.
Drop me a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to know more about the movement.