About & Contact

Hi!

I’m Lauren. I write things. Sometimes they are funny. Sometimes they are serious. Sometimes they are seriously funny. Sometimes I get paid! Sometimes I do not. Hence why you should support my patreon if you like my work or basically skip over to the Buy Me Toys tab and buy me cat food. Anyway, look around. Enjoy yourself. Feel free to share things you like with other people. Maybe you have one of those super chill moms that wants to read about my sex life. I’m on social media if you’re into that, so you can also enjoy my hilarious tweets which include things like the following:

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See? Super funny, right?

Thanks for reading. I hope at the very least you find something that resonates a little bit. If you’re putting together something and want a contributor, reach out. I’d love to hear more.

Best,

Lauren

 
Lauren Parker is a writer based in Oakland. She is the cohost of GLOW the Distance: a Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling podcast, and a graduate of Hiram College’s Creative Writing program. She has written for the Toast, the Tusk, Ravishly, The Bold Italic, Harlot Magazine, Hoodline, and plain china. She’s the winner of the Summer of Love essay contest in the Daily Californian, the Vachel Lindsay poetry prize, and a was featured in Bennington College’s Best Undergraduate Writing series in 2012.

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6 thoughts on “About & Contact

  1. Dear Lauren,

    Thank you for that amazing feminist list of books to read. I had a follow-up question. I’m also looking for books on internalized cheuvanism. Would you have any recommendations on that? I know the lists likely cross but I’m not sure by how much.

    That’s and I’ll be starting on that list now 🙂

    1. Hi Karen,

      I think a great one that I just read was Sex Object by Jessica Valenti. I mostly know pop culture books rather than like papers and studies on the subject. I remember reading Female Chauvinist Pigs but I haven’t read it in YEARS so it could be garbage feminism for all I know. What sort of things are you looking for?

      PS. Thanks so much for reading!

  2. Hi Lauren,
    I loved reading your list of feminist books, and I’m definitely going to check out some of those. I’m an English teacher of high school boys, and some of your list are on their reading list (HANDMAID’S TALE, PERSEPOLIS). I also have them read parts of Virgina Woolf’s A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN. In addition, I recently found a cool book of prose poetry that I think you’d love: it’s called WHY GOD IS A WOMAN, by Nin Andrews. So cool! It’s a slim volume, so you can read it all in one sitting.
    Anyway, I liked your writing and your list! I do try to explain to my students that we live in a patriarchy–most of them get it, but some….hmmmm…it takes a lot of work.
    Best,

    Jan

    1. Bless you, Jan, for taking that on. I recommend sci fi and fantasy simply because it’s misdirection. It tricks them into caring about female characters and writers. Because I’m pretty intersectional I like to include a lot of women (and non binary people) of color. Most boys I know are super into manga which might be a good place to drag them in. “See this character you like is a WOMAN and she’s ASIAN and THOSE THINGS ARE IMPORTANT.” Thanks so much for reading my work and good luck out there!

      1. Hahaha, thanks, Lauren! Manga, I will have to investigate that. Thanks for the tip. –Jan

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