Writing

A 50-Song Soundtrack to Life During the Trump Regime

Baltimore City Paper, June 21, 2017

Reviews of songs by Hurray for the Riff Raff and Wet Brain for Baltimore City Paper's annual music issue.

Listening to Ta-Nehisi Coates While Dreaming

Baltimore City Paper, July 24, 2015

A reflection on reading Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates as a white person, and a response to New York Times columnist David Brooks' condescending open letter to Coates, Listening to Ta-Nehisi Coates While White.

Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP's Fight Against AIDS

Indypendent Reader, December 29, 2011

A review of Deborah B. Gould's book Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP's Fight Against AIDS, a look at how emotions like rage, pride, fear, and grief inform politics and social movements.

The Girl Who Renegotiated Trauma: An Introduction to Trauma Theory for Activists

Indypendent Reader, May 18, 2011

An introduction to trauma theory told through a critical reading of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, and suggestions for how activists can take trauma into account when doing their work.