Category: Writing

FREQ #12: Sophie Campbell Wants More of Everything
Every month, the FREQ newsletter features great interviews with some of the most inspiring women in media, as well as exciting FemFreq news. Our latest issue features an interview with the phenomenally talented Sophie Campbell.  Sign up now to have FREQ delivered right to your inbox!   While mainstream comic books have often been criticized for their […]
The Final Girl
There’s a line of dialogue about halfway through Split,  M. Night Shyamalan’s latest blockbuster, that masterfully illustrates precisely how this film careens smugly off the rails. Dr. Karen Fletcher (Betty Buckley), sympathetic psychiatrist to the movie’s hero (more on this later), sits across from her patient and asks him which of the personae inhabiting his body currently “has […]
Trump, GamerGate, and Online Mobs
After the election of Donald Trump, I was asked by numerous media outlets to speak about Trump and GamerGate in the same breath. Initially, part of me wanted to reject the comparison as trite and absurd, along with the very notion that something that happened in a comparatively small industry could be held up alongside an […]
FREQ: A Feminist Frequency Newsletter
Today, we’re very excited to announce FREQ, our new, monthly e-newsletter. Each month we’ll bring you updates on all things FemFreq, and we’ve got a big announcement coming very soon so trust us when we say that there will be lots to talk about! Each newsletter will also include an exclusive interview, and we’re thrilled that […]
State of Play: Creators and Critics on Video Game Culture
A piece I co-wrote with Katherine Cross on the dynamics of sexist harassment in online gaming is featured in the new essay collection The State of Play: Creators and Critics on Video Game Culture, edited by Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson. I’m proud to be represented alongside insightful, thought-provoking work by Evan Narcisse, Zoe Quinn, and […]
Fanpires: Audience Consumption of the Modern Vampire
I contributed a chapter to the anthology FANPIRES: Audience Consumption of the Modern Vampire edited by Gareth Schott and Kirstine Moffat. The chapter that I co-wrote with Jennifer Jenson entitled “Buffy vs. Bella: The Re-Emergence of the Archetypal Feminine in Vampire Stories” explores the differences between Buffy Summers from the popular TV series Buffy the Vampire […]