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 and 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...
After spending seven years in New England, I recently moved down south to Atlanta, GA. I currently work in development for a network of charter schools and write book reviews for Publishers Weekly. Over the past few years, I've worked as a policy fellow for a nonprofit that works to expand access to high-quality child care, a fellow at the Yale Women Faculty Forum, a fellow at the Zigler Center for Child Development and Social Policy, and as an intern at UN Women.
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.
In my free time, I'm either curled up with a good book and a glass of wine or spending time with my husband and our sweet puppy.