“As women, the formulations of our identities, especially around sex, especially around gender, are so compellest toward the body. We are constantly, discursively made reducible to the body. It fully makes sense to me that as women, whether or not our bodies are biologically coherent as women, of course we orient more toward writing from the body, about the body, in the body.”
Jamie Hood is a poet, essayist, memoirist, & miscellanyist. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, Peach Mag, The New Inquiry, Teen Vogue, and Tansgender Studies Quarterly. Jamie lives, writes, bartends, & dog moms in Brooklyn. How to Be a Good Girl is her first book.