Welcome to The Feminist Mystique!
I started The Feminist Mystique after finishing up a Master's program in Religious Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale. After years of studying and writing about gender, I was finally entering the "real world" where I would be expected to spend my days doing something other than sitting around and talking about sexual violence in armed conflict, gender equitable insurgent groups, and Marian apparitions.
I started this blog as a way to continue thinking critically and writing about issues I'm passionate about. But also as a way to think through what it means to be a feminist outside of the academy. My goal is to explore how to fully live a feminist life; how to help make this world a better place for women. For me, this means thinking about the big things -- like reproductive rights, sexual violence, and international law; but also some of the smaller things -- like what I eat and wear, what I do with my last name, and how I spend my money.
a little bit about me...
I'm a policy fellow at a small but amazing nonprofit that works to expand access to high-quality child care. I'm also a fellow at the Yale Women Faculty Forum and the Zigler Center for Child Development and Social Policy. I write book reviews for Publishers Weekly and Elevate Difference.
Before getting my M.A. from Yale in Religious Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, I was at Wellesley College studying -- you guessed it! -- Religion and Women's Studies.
I love yoga, chai lattes, and my partner, B.