Sezin Koehler is the author of Crime Rave, a supernatural noir featuring feminist zombies, as well as American Monsters, a postmodern feminist horror novel. Her first book of collected published essays Eclectopedia Vol. One: Essays On All the Topics will be available starting from April 2017.
Her current passion project is a series of performative writings reflecting on Twin Peaks as superfans around the world gear up for the new hours. Sign up for Beyond the Red Room dispatches here, and follow her collaborators over at 25 Years Later.
She’s been an eclectic blogger since 2003 whose cultural commentary, reviews, and other essays have been featured on Wear Your Voice Magazine, Huffington Post, Sociological Images, The Displaced Nation, The Mary Sue, Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel and more. She’s a staff writer for Wear Your Voice covering South Asian issues, feminism, pop culture, and politics.
Sezin is the one wrote that 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.
She was also featured on an episode of Al Jazeera’s The Stream in the “Cultural Chameleons” episode discussing Third Culture Kid issues—If you’re in the US you can watch the video here— and her video submissions on the choice to remain childfree was used as a talking point in The Stream’s “Childfree by Choice” discussion.
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 four 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.
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.