Abbey Fenbert

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Abbey Fenbert is a writer and theater artist in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared online at The Toast, The Offing, McSweeney's, HowlRound and American Theatre. 


Cover Photo: A photograph of the 'Immersive Van Gogh' LA exhibit, a room surrounded by screens of Van Gogh's sunflowers as people sit at small round tables on the floor.
Why Do We Only Value Artists Once They’re Dead?

It is hard not to see that the conditions in which an entity like ‘Immersive Van Gogh’ thrives are the same as those that devalue and exploit the labor of living artists.

Nov 08, 2022
Cover Photo: A photograph of a pharmacy prescription counter. Above the rows of medicines on white shelves is a large sign that says "Prescriptions" in all capital letters in a sans serif font. The lighting is dark and shadowy and there is no one behind the counter.
In the US Health Care System, You’re Not a Patient. You’re a Consumer

On some level I know the system is designed to break me down, but I feel guilty because I am good at letting it.

Mar 28, 2022
Cover Photo: A photograph of an audience listening as if to a speaker. The faces of the audience members are mostly cropped out of frame; the photo focuses on the notebooks in their laps.
Not Kinky

The audience Q and A begins, and someone asks about the relationship between kink and queerness.

Sep 10, 2021
Cover Photo:  ‘Beck & Clem,’ courtesy of the author
How to Travel Through Time with Your Kindred Spirit (and Also Make a Feminist Webseries)

How much importance is seemly to place on our work and friends? How big a feeling are we allowed to feel for things that are not global calamities, or men?

Apr 03, 2018
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
How Not to Do Peyote When You’re Panicking About Fascism

If many voters had emptied their minds of reason and empathy, had these spiritual tourists not done the same?

Nov 02, 2017
Cover Photo: J. Longo
I Was a Seventh-Grade Book Censor

“Through books, the best parts of me could breathe and be seen. No boy was going to fuck that up for me.”

May 01, 2017