“The Bad Dad Redemption Arc Needs to Die” — Critical essay exploring toxic tropes surrounding fatherhood. (Published in Speculative Masculinities, forthcoming from Galli Books)
On Collective Resistance: A Roundtable — This roundtable discussed collective resistance to oppressive systems in fiction, its triumphs and pitfalls, and how to translate it off the page and into the streets. (Strange Horizons, January 2017)
A Country Doctor — An interview with Dr. Jean Marius Gardy, a Haitian doctor running a homegrown humanitarian aid organization amid the flood of international NGOs. (In the Fray, July 2013)
Stages Steeped in Blood — A brief history of violent artistic rivalry. (In the Fray, February 2013)
The Chicago Way — Corruption in Chicago is as constant as the Cubs’ losing streak. (In the Fray, November 2012)
Kitchen Sink Gender — Personal essay exploring what I learned about gender in two months of pole-dancing classes. (Published in Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity, available from Columbia University Press)
Panic! In the Locker Room: On Fighting for Trans* Youth With Words as Weapons — I trolled a transphobic editor and got called a verbal terrorist. (Autostraddle, July 2013)
Hello, Goodbye, Hello — On May 22, 2011, after a random text exchange with an old friend, I moved to Chicago instead of France. My grandmother died a week later. (Gozamos, May 2013)
In Exile — My father and I both chose exile, of a sort. (In The Fray, December, 2011)
Food and Travel Writing
Drinking Coffee for Science — I don’t drink coffee, as a rule.
The Diner at the Edge of the World — Darkness, diners, and damnation in Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks.
Remembrance of Drinks Past — Proust had his madeleine and tea. I have flavored whiskey and falling leaves.
The Road to Nowhere — Full stomachs and silliness on the road to nowhere. (Come on and ride.)
Link to all my Strange Horizons book reviews
Universal Harvester by John Darnielle — (Strange Horizons, August 2017)
Octavia’s Brood, edited by Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown — (Strange Horizons, November 2015)
Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue Deconnick and Valentine De Landro — (Strange Horizons, January 2015)
Hobo Fires by Robert Earl Sutter III — (The Future Fire, August 2014)
Long Hidden, edited by Rose Fox and Daniel Jose Older — (The Future Fire, April 2014)
A Game for Swallows by Zeina Abirached — (Gozamos, November, 2012)