Tajja Isen

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Tajja Isen (@tajjaisen) is the digital editor at The Walrus and a contributing editor for Catapult.  She has written for Longreads, BuzzFeed, Literary HubElectric Literature, and various other publications. Her first book, the essay anthology House On Fire: Dispatches from a Climate-Changed World  (co-edited with Amy Brady), is forthcoming in 2021.

Stories

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