essays & other works

“Beauty for Ashes”
CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art & Action, Spring 2018
*read here*

“The Rumble Underground”
Uncanny earthquake songs & the United States Geological Survey.
The California Sunday Magazine, October 2016, Special Issue: Sound
*read & listen here*

“Punk Nerd Grrrl”
So Cal barrio roots, bookishness & Riot Grrrls.
Here She Comes Now: Women in Music Who Have Changed Our Lives
Edited by Marc Weingarten and Jeff Gordinier (Rare Bird Books, 2015)

“Once Upon a Time…”
Marriage Equality is radical…and romantic!
(Akashic Books, 2013)
*read here*

“Quince Never Was”
My Goth Sweet 15.
Fifteen Candles: Tales of Taffeta, Hairspray, Drunk Uncles, and other Quinceañera Stories
Edited by Adriana V. López (HarperCollins, 2007)

An ode to red lipstick, from ancient Aztec to punk rock pout.
It’s So You: 35 Women Write About Personal Expression Through Fashion & Style
Edited by Michelle Tea (Seal Press, 2007)