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Originally from Vermont, I now live in North Carolina. My work can be found in recent issues of REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, Pank, and Gargoyle #57, among others. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. Currently, I'm an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. I'm also working on two novels and a short story collection. In 2011, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

"Tide is In"

Read Kristen Tsetsi's brilliant essay "Tide is In," at Over Due Karma.

..."A company marketing a popular brand of feminine hygiene products, in an effort to sell its scented variety, has a woman – a woman! – standing in a product aisle say to another woman (while holding a box of thin, deodorized mini-pads), "Feminine odor. Nobody likes it!"

Nobody?

I, uh, hate to disagree with the skilled marketing minds coming up with these blatant – I mean, brilliant – woman-bashing concepts, but I know of several people who very much enjoy feminine (ahem) "odor." ...

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