In the wake of US Supreme Court Justice Alito’s leaked drafted opinion regarding Roe v. Wade and Mother’s Day, which was yesterday, I am wondering: Does fiction about mothers and motherhood reveal more about our society and how it treats women than we readily acknowledge? Mothers in fiction are typically distraught, depressed, scared, prone to run away, etc.(more…)
First, let me make it clear that I am 100% for abortion access for all women, and a woman’s fundamental right to choose. However, I do believe there is some good that could come out of the US Supreme Court overturning its previous ruling on Roe v. Wade if it does indeed come to that. Even though I don’t want it to come to that! Below are five ways overturning Roe v. Wade could help pro-choicers. And a little bit about how this news is relevant to my current book project.(more…)
I’m interested in incorporating the mechanisms and ramifications of disinformation into the current novel I’m working on. But as I work on fleshing out plotlines and characters and text one question, in particular, keeps nagging at me: who’s liable for disinformation and its effects?(more…)
Today I wrote a funeral scene for my first novel. Instead of depressing me, however, it ultimately made me hopeful and energized, which surprised me at first. Who gets energized when envisioning a funeral? But then, with a bit of reflection, something critical occurred to me.(more…)
For the past few weeks, I’ve been working on the outline for my first novel! It’s turning into a culmination of a lot of ideas and feelings I’ve been having for the past few years or so– ideas and feelings about the world we’re all living in right now. Don’t worry, I’ll try my best to make sure it isn’t too depressing in the end. Or depressing at all, for that matter. Who needs more of that right now? But my novel still won’t avoid confronting the real world in which we find ourselves right now. Wish me luck in pulling this off!