Report from the Field: On (Not) Reporting Sexual Violence

Report from the Field: On (Not) Reporting Sexual Violence

During my first six months of graduate school I was stalked and sexually harassed by a guy in my cohort. We were both about thirty...

Report from the Field– Speak Test: The Silencing of the Racialized Body

Report from the Field– Speak Test: The Silencing of the Racialized Body

In my third year as an MFA student, I received an email from my English department requesting that I schedule and pass a Spoken English...

Report from the Field: I Don’t Know How She Does It

Report from the Field: I Don’t Know How She Does It

I can’t remember the first time I heard the phrase in reference to myself: I don’t know how she does it. Perhaps it was when...

Report from the Field– What We Don’t Name: The Delicate Path of Literary Crimes

Report from the Field– What We Don’t Name: The Delicate Path of Literary Crimes

When I launched The Atlas Review a bit over two years ago, I felt certain that the best way to highlight new and exciting work...

Report from the Field: Some Day You Will Ache Like I Ache–  What Sexualized Language Means to Me

Report from the Field: Some Day You Will Ache Like I Ache– What Sexualized Language Means to Me

Recently my grandmother writes on Facebook under a picture of my, at the time, fourteen-year-old sister: “sexy.” A few days later I see my now...

Report From the Field: White People Love Me: Dispatches From The Token

Report From the Field: White People Love Me: Dispatches From The Token

I get along with white people really well. Growing up, they brought peppermint bark down the cul-de-sac to my parents’ house every Christmas. They smiled...