Alice Lesperance

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Alice Lesperance is a 27-year-old writer based in North Carolina, where she lives with her wife and their cat, Stevie Nicks. She writes about trauma, (pop)culture and politics. Find her at alicelesperance.com and on twitter @ayelesperance. 

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Cover Photo: Author's great-grandmother Rose (left) with family members. Photo courtesy of the author.
Manhattan’s Vanished Little Syria, and the Work of Preserving My Family’s History

Raji Lian, my great-grandfather, came over from Syria in 1899.

May 02, 2018
Cover Photo: From left: Evelyn Simak via Wikimedia Commons, Cameron Macauly via Wikimedia Commons, freestocks-photos via Pixabay
Freeing Myself from Grad School, I Rediscover Flannery O’Connor and the Medieval Mystics

I try to use my master’s thesis as a way to find myself in women’s writing—the mystics, Flannery—but, ultimately, I fail.

Feb 12, 2018