Katherine Fallon is a lecturer in the Department of Writing & Linguistics at Georgia Southern, where students complain she gets cranky if they don't laugh at her jokes. This may or may not be true. Her chapbook of poems, “The Toothmakers' Daughters,” is available for sale through Finishing Line Press, and will go to print in November. She lives in Statesboro with her favorite human and their menagerie, including several beloved porch strays.
Spring cleaning, micro-scaleAs a very young girl, my mother and I shared a fascination with miniatures and, more grandiosely, dollhouses. We combed through issues of a magazine called Nutshell News, which showed award-winning Victorians, houses with additional wings, houses that boasted electricity. Everything was perfectly varnished.March 27, 2019
Six prescriptionsI just gave a talk at the National Women’s Studies Association about the reasons I am not out, wholesale, to my classes. If it comes up naturally, which sometimes occurs with smaller groups of students, I will take that opportunity to clarify for them. These are what Mary Elliott refers to as Golden Moments, and I build my identity disclosure around the concept.December 10, 2018
'Afflicted'In August, Netflix released the show Afflicted, which follows a handful of people with chronic illness through their daily struggles and, for some, triumphs. I started watching it because I care about those with chronic illnesses, yes, but also because I recognized the woman whose face was used to advertise the show when it was first made available. When I saw her on my Netflix watch list, my blood went cold.December 10, 2018