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 and on twitter @ayelesperance. 


Cover Photo: Photograph by Peter Gasston/Flickr
Why Canterbury Tales Is the Ultimate Road Trip Story

How do we pass the time while traveling from Point A to Point B? What stories do we tell one another, and how do those stories connect?

Oct 30, 2018
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