Jess Zimmerman

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Jess Zimmerman is a writer and editor who lives with a dog and a human in Brooklyn. She has written for Hazlitt, the New Republic, the Guardian, the Hairpin, the Toast, Aeon, and others, and identifies as Chaotic Good. She subtweets at @j_zimms.

Stories

Cover Photo: image via Martín Julio Vázquez/flickr
What If We Cultivated Our Ugliness? or: The Monstrous Beauty of Medusa

“Medusa’s ugliness grew and grew, becoming something greater than herself but still part of her legend.”

May 23, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Never Quiet Again

“It’s not that we don’t remember what it was like before the sound. If you asked us, we could tell you.”

May 12, 2017
Cover Photo: Detail of Aeneas and his Companions Fighting the Harpies, by François Perrier / Image via Wikimedia
The Monstrous Female Ambition of the Harpy

“When women grab for space men thought reserved for their use alone, those men will surely call us foul.”

Apr 24, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
All the Ways He Won’t Die

“Someday he’ll meet a fate I didn’t think of, and that will be my fault, too.”

Feb 17, 2017
Cover Photo: photo by Leo Prieto/flickr
A Life in Google Maps

“I can’t zoom in far enough to see if we were happy, or sad, or changing, or lying to ourselves.”

Sep 12, 2016