Essays & Articles

I’m not doing much essay-writing these days, but for many years it was my job. Feel free to peruse the archive and sign up to my newsletter to catch the bulk of my current essay-ish writing (it’s just notes about my pets and movies I liked but that’s kind of close to essays, right?)

Wrote this emotional piece about my experiences growing up reading the X-Men and why the “mutant metaphor” is great but only gets us so far.

Wrote a personal piece on The Raincoats for Bandcamp’s amazing RESONANCE series! Read this but read them all because they’re great!

I occasionally do freelance work through Polygon and IGN!

You can read my work at Adweek here!

I wrote many pieces for Manor Vellum, including a lot of one-off pieces but also a couple of series, including one breaking down the Amityville Horror franchise and one that is currently going about the many film adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe’s work. Scroll through the site here.

I’ve done some pieces through The Cultural Gutter! I love that site so I recommend scrolling through in general, but my pieces can be found here.

I wrote over fifty pieces for Comic Book Herald. These pieces all require monumental amounts of work so if you’re a fan of overviews of important series or character moments, check some of my work out here.

I worked for SYFYWIRE FANGRRLS for some time and produced many, many pieces through that site covering a number of queer and feminist subjects related to comics and movies, so there is quite an archive to be found here (though many pieces have been removed since the vertical folded).

A more personal essay on my connection with queerness and horror at the excellent Gayly Dreadful site. This is a part of their series that runs often during Pride to raise funds for The Trevor Project, which I highly recommend checking out. Read the piece here!

I’ve written a number of pieces for the comics criticism site Shelfdust, which is a fun, off-the-beaten-path source for interesting critical works. Lots of themed series, which I love. You can read my pieces here.