Malin James is an essayist and short story writer. Her work has appeared in Electric Literature, Bust, MUTHA, Queen Mob’s Tea House, Cosmo UK, Medium and others, as well as in podcasts and anthologies for Cleis Press, Sweetmeats Press and Stupid Fish Productions. Her first collection, Roadhouse Blues, is available in all the usual places.
Her favorite thinkery thing is to use sex and psychology as lenses through which to examine our cultural assumptions, identities, and relationships. Also, she ❤️’s books (SO MUCH). Learn more at www.malinjames.com.
Here are some of the things that interest me in no particular order:
Books, Perception, Culture, Psychology, Coping Mechanisms, Dissociative Disorders, Feminism in the 20th and 21st century, Gender, Religion, Atheism, Spirituality, Buddhism, Books (again), Media, Parenting, Sex, Sexuality, Writing, Ethics, Morality, Sociopathy, Empathy, Power Dynamics, Control, Deviance, Virginity, the Gothic Novel, Femininity, Masculinity, the 19th century novel, Performative Identity, Personal Identity, Adaptation, Relationships, Justice, Existential Quandaries, Other Minds, Personal Responsibility, Cultural Analysis, Beauty, Knitting, Literary Criticism, Food, TV, Movies, Gardening, San Francisco, New York, Hollywood, London, Motherhood, Fairy Tales, Ghost Stories, Truth, Lies, Gray Areas, Fiction, Essays, Integrity, Recovery, Duality, Art, Integrity, Books (again, again) and Things Other People Say That Are Terribly Clever.
This isn’t a complete list because the world is a big and interesting place. There’s always room for more.