I’m a librarian, freelance writer, book reviewer, and historian dedicated to using libraries and information for the empowerment of women and girls around the world. I’m a queer, feminist, trans-inclusive booknerd who’s continuously sharpening my disruptive skills as an anti-oppression accomplice in service to others.
I currently have columns in Ms. Magazine both online, with the series “Feminist Know-It-All,” and in print, writing the “Bookmarks” section. I have articles and book reviews in Library Management, Journal of American History, Canadian Journal of History, Resources for Gender and Women’s Studies: A Feminist Review, Fearless She Wrote, The Startup, Invisible Illness, and Pulp Magazine, among others.
I am focused on the work of women writers — more specifically, writing by women from historically underrepresented backgrounds including, but not limited to: Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color (BIWOC) writers; queer, lesbian, bisexual, intersex, aromantic, asexual, and transgender/gender nonconforming (TGNC) writers; women writers from the Global South; women writers who are disabled, neurodivergent, fat, immigrants, justice-involved, or living in poverty.
A selection of citations of reviews, print publications, and resource guides can be found on the Writing pages. I also review fiction and nonfiction books for the Ms. Magazine blog, my own blog, and for other publications. See the Review Policy for more information on having me review your book.
Other research interests include the missing and murdered Indigenous women’s movement, global library history, and white women’s roles in white supremacy, with geographic emphasis on the US, Nicaragua, and South Africa.
For a more detailed look at my experience, take a look at my CV 2019 (last updated October 2019).
Highly driven and focused on smashing goals, I still carve out time to travel, dress up my puppy, Grace, in sweaters, binge Peaky Blinders, and drink gin and tonics. An open book, I deal with persistent depression and anxiety, wicked periods and anemia, and bouts of imposter syndrome, but I manage to be positive and hilarious much of the time. I prefer animals to people, am an outgoing introvert, and have a killer record collection.