The true alchemists do not change lead into gold;
they change the world into words.
~William H. Gass
Sezin Koehler wrote the Sociological Images article comparing the lyrics of Blurred Lines to what rapists say to their victims that went viral in late 2013, and in the process was picked up by such media outlets as Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, Feministing, xoJane, Jezebel, Buzzfeed, and Think Progress, as well as being republished at Pacific Standard Magazine and Ms Magazine.
Writer by trade — and blogger since 2003 — Sezin’s follow-up to her first novel American Monsters is slated for a Summer 2014 release and she’s moving right into writing the third installment.
After having spent the majority of her life abroad — Sri Lanka, Zambia, Pakistan, Thailand, India, Switzerland, France, Spain, Turkey, Czech Republic, and Germany — Zuzu still feels newly repatriated even though it’s been two years since her almost-decade in Europe. Sezin slowly adjusts to life in a sleepy little Florida beach town of ten thousand with the Stephen King-esque moniker of Lighthouse Point.
By the way, Florida is by far the weirdest place she has ever spent extended amount of time. For serious.
In a flurry of Frida Kahlo-inspired energy, Sezin began upcycling old Frida prints and is branching into Marilyn Monroe prints and other artists like Dalí, Klimt, and Van Gogh as well as original works. Some of this art explosion is available for sale at Zuzu’s Etsy shop and all of it can be perused in her Flickr galleries.
Sezin also offers signed American Monsters I + art + handmade card bundles for $25, shipping included in the US.
Sezin is available for all manner of wordsmithing — writing non-fiction articles, blog posts, book/anthology chapters, travel stories, screenplays, fiction, and whatever else you might think up. Within reason.
You can also check out her professional website featuring her editing and proofreading offerings, grants consulting, Spanish translation, childcare services, and a whole host of other creative and social media development services.
Thank you for stopping by!