I Write About Dead Victorian Women

“Who cares about all these dead Victorian women?” This question is an often uninvited guest in any conversation about my research, along with its relatives, “How does that help anybody?” and “Why do we need to know about all these horrible things that happened?” And although these questions are most commonly verbalized by my mother,… Continue reading I Write About Dead Victorian Women

More Than “Just a Cat”: Rescue Pets & Recovery

Emerson knows. In fact, it’s almost like she came preloaded with anxiety-detecting software that allows her to register my every intrusive thought and abuse trigger as it arises. And although she’s only a five-month-old kitten with no formal therapy training, I’d swear she could be marketed as a therapy tool. Because in the short time… Continue reading More Than “Just a Cat”: Rescue Pets & Recovery