Tajja Isen

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Tajja Isen (@tajjaisen) is the editor in chief of Catapult magazine..  Her first book, Some of My Best Friends: Essays on Lip Service, will be published in April 2022. 


Cover Photo: This is a version of the two wolves meme, where a white wolf and a black wolf look at each other in front of a full moon. The top of the moon reads "Inside of you there are two wolves." On the black wolf is the text "One is an author" and on the white wolf is the text "The other is an audiobook narrator"
I Read My Own Audiobook Like It Was Someone Else’s

I expected that inhabiting the roles of both the author and the narrator at once would bring me closer to the text than ever, in a way that might feel uncomfortable.

Mar 17, 2022
Cover Photo: Photograph by Quan Nguyen/Flickr
Building a Home Used to Be Easy—Especially in ‘The Sims’

To me, these never felt like steps to sprint through on the way to simulating life, but life itself.

Jul 02, 2020
Cover Photo: Tajja Isen / photo by Karen Isen
Piano Women: The Artists Who Helped Me Subvert the Music Industry’s Obsession With Categorizing My Body

The day-to-day negotiation I faced as a mixed-race woman made me resist the idea that classifying myself and my body was the only way to get my music heard.

Feb 05, 2018