Interviews, Op Ed's, Magazine and Blog Writing
From time to time I am lucky enough to share my views on culture and society with the online communities. Here is a collection of interviews and writing I have done. If you have an idea for a Op-Ed or blog, or would like to be interviewed, please contact me here.
I was interviewed by Mabinty Quarshie at USA Today on the impact of Beyonce's music. Read more here.
Orlando Parenting Magazine interviewed me on the topic of social media. The article focused on parent's sharing photos of their children on Facebook.
The Orlando Sentinel included a few of my thoughts on catcalling for this article.
I was interviewed by the Tampa Bay Times for this article on domestic violence, the NFL and breast cancer awareness month.
I participated in a great podcast called New Books in Pop Music with Rich Schur. The discussion related to Sing Us a Song, Piano Woman: Female Fans and the Music of Tori Amos and we conversed about healing through music and the current state of feminism in pop music. Check it out here on the New Books in Pop Music website.
Interviewed by NPR affiliate WGVU about my book, Sing Us a Song, Piano Woman: Female Fans and the Music of Tori Amos", as well as the ways women are represented in pop culture. Check out the interview here.
Michelle Arana at the Examiner was kind enough to talk with me about my Tori Amos research and the power of music for healing.
Interview with the Orlando Sentinel about Sing Us a Song, Piano Woman: Female Fans and the Music of Tori Amos. Click here for the interview.
I appeared on "Low-Fat Love: 101", hosted by Patricia Leavy, on Internet Voices Radio. We discussed my Tori Amos research and the presence of women in pop culture. You can hear that interview here.
As part of an all day series called "Super Abuse in America", I returned to Low-Fat Love: 101 to discuss activism associated with raising awareness about violence against women. This interview can be heard here.
Op-Eds and Blogs
I have recently began blogging for the Huffington Post. Here is a link to my author page.
The awesome geek girl website The Mary Sue allows me to stop by from time to time and write about pop culture. Here is a link to my author page. I have covered topics like women on TV who challenge the male gaze, documentaries focused on slut-shaming, professional wrestlers who also love Santa Claus, fiction as social research and women in comics.
I contributed to the online magazine xoJane to talk about my unlikely friendship with WWE Legend Mick Foley. The article can be read here.
I have contributed a few articles to the feminist website Girl W/Pen. They are:
Miley Cyrus, Sexuality and my Alma Matter
Feminist Music Can Help with Healing which was originally printed on Feministing.
In May of 2014, along with my colleague Patricia Leavy, I wrote this piece on the film Maleficent which gained some attention from the folks on the internet. Maleficent is a Bad Ass Feminist Fairy Tale
August of 2013 brought the opportunity to write for the Gender and Society Blog. My piece, called "Where are all the men?: Doing feminist research" addressed my thoughts on researching women.
In April of 2013 I wrote this piece on using music as a mantra for the website The Survivor Manual. This website was created by the amazing Angela Shelton (who some of you may know from the documentary "Searching for Angela Shelton") and I am thrilled that I had the opportunity to contribute!
In December 2012 I was a guest columnist for The Orlando Sentinel. I wrote this piece on the Newtown, CN school shooting.