Cover Photo: Photograph via Annie the Musical
Photograph via Annie the Musical

Little Girls Get to Be Ingénues—What About Big Girls?

Make me thin, I told God. Make me pretty. I added to the list: Make me Annie.

wishwereeveryone would be in love with me

Anne of Green Gables



Annie be

Oklahoma!The Music ManCinderella

Krazy KampCrazy Camp

Krazy KampIt was fun

AnnierealA Midsummer Night’s Dream

Make me thinMake me prettyMake me Annie

The Importance of Being EarnestOnce Upon a MattressThe MatchmakerHello, Dolly!

90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender EqualityVictoria’s Secret

American Journal of Public Health

AnnieOur Town

Is the secret to being beautiful feeling disgusting most of the time?

I think I’m gonna like it here


Rachel Mans McKenny is an author, humorist, and book reviewer from the Midwest. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Electric Literature, Hobart, and other outlets, and her debut novel, The Butterfly Effect, came out in 2020.