self-published work

how to breathe fire - available now



water in my cereal: the withdrawal years

a collection of my fumbling through writing while depressed & withdrawing from psych meds.
(trigger warning: talk of suicide, self-harm, negative body talk, drug use, bad relationship decisions, etc.)

afrofuturism blog series

black horror blog series



published work


White Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race
Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion



Bitch Planet

“The Raised Hand of Darkness: Considering Violence as a Method of Noncompliance”, triple feature #1 (PDF)
“In a Feminist Mirror, Darkly: Reflections on Cultural Misconceptions of Feminism”, issue #2 (PDF)

Bitch Magazine

“Sister Soldiers: Black Women, Police Brutality, and the True Meaning of Black Liberation”, issue #66 (PDF)

Corset Magazine

“Form and Function: A Brief History of Nudity and Disability in Western Culture”, issue #1 (PDF)


Bitch Media

    – “Asking For It” Puts The Focus For Ending Rape Where It Belongs: On Rapists
    – Bye, Becky: White Women on VH1’s “Bye Felicia” Channel Their Inner Black Woman in Search of Empowerment
    – What’s the Republican Recruitment Strategy? Racism, Plain and Simple

Clutch Magazine

    – No Fat Chicks: Navigating the Dating World as A Fat Girl
    – In Defense of Fat
    – Why “You Complete Me” Is Bullshit and How I Learned to Complete Myself
    – Is Sexual Fidelity the Most Important Part of a Relationship? Thoughts on Non-Monogamy

NYLON Magazine

Why You Should Rock Pro-Black Apparel

I Just Had an Abortion

Shapely Prose

A Maxie Girl in a Barbie World

Zora & Alice

The Case For Sex-Positivity



The Kate Hudson Debacle, or, Why Feminism is for White Women Again


Where My Sistas At? The Underrepresentation of Black Plus Size Models in Mainstream Fashion

The Huffington Post


Sex and the Fat Girl – Bitch Magazine
Size Matters – Bitch Magazine
I Fry Mine In Butter


At 17 (so, in 1997) I did a zine called Bitchcore that some folks felt was worth archiving. You can find it the Rubenstein Library at Duke University and the Barnard College Zine Library, if you happen to be near those institutions and want to read it.

Amazon author page

writing lineage & inspiration