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Press Kit

Third Person Bio

Hope (she/they) is a fat, disabled Jewish writer from Cleveland, Ohio. She loves collecting terrible Super Nintendo games, being a certified cat mom, and planting flowers for the bees. In 2020, Hope received her MFA in Writing from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, where she worked as co-editor of the River Volta Review of Books. Hope's thesis project was a middle grade, dark fantasy novel exploring grief as a spatial process. Her work has recently appeared in Passengers Journal, the Fieldstone Review, and the Washington Square Review. She has work forthcoming in Ad Hoc Fiction's anthology on chronic illness, Flare. Her literary influences include Kazuo Ishiguro, Diana Wynne Jones, Terrence Hayes, and Audre Lorde.

updated September 29, 2023

Third Person Bio
Simplified

Hope (she/they) is a fat, disabled Jewish writer from Cleveland, Ohio. Hope received her MFA from the University of Saskatchewan, where she was co-editor of the River Volta Review of Books. Her work's recently appeared in Passengers Journal and the Washington Square Review. She has work forthcoming in Ad Hoc Fiction's anthology on chronic illness, Flare. 

updated September 29, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

01

Why do you personally identify as fat or disabled? Don't those have negative connotations?

I think identifying with your marginalizations is a political act. There is power in accepting and claiming these intersections of my identity. Fatness and disability should not be dirty words. They are morally neutral terms, not personal failings. They describe parts of who I am and things I explore in my writing. It is okay to be fat or sick or disabled. They are merely parts of the continuum of human experience. 

02

Do you have a preferred pronoun? 

I am perfectly comfortable with both she/her and they/them pronouns. I present femme and feel comfortable in that expression, but I do not feel a deep attachment to a feminine gender identity either. Please use either set of pronouns. 

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