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: Carl Rahl, ‘Orestes Pursued by the Furies,’ c. 1852
Anger That Can Save the World: On Justice, Feminism, and the Furies

“Our anger exists to scourge the world, and to save it. Not everyone wants it saved.”

Aug 30, 2017
Cover Photo: image via Josu Goñi Etxabe/Wikimedia
When It Is Considered Monstrous Not to Want Children, and Monstrous to Want Them Too Much

“Most cultures have a female monster who preys on pregnant women and children. In ancient Greece, her name was Lamia.”

Jul 31, 2017
Cover Photo: image via Carole Raddato/flickr
Claim Your Complexity: The Monstrous Upheaval of the Chimera

“When you’ve spent all your life smothering your contradictions, their eruption can undo you.”

Jun 27, 2017
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