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The Gilmore Girls Revival Gets Real (But it is Still a Beautiful Escape From These Troubled Times)

“Haley Mlotek of The New York Times coined the phrase “emotional speculative fiction” to talk about Gilmore Girls, and that is still the best description of the show to date. As someone who doesn’t have a hometown, Stars Hollow has always offered me a special kind of comfort in imagining what it would be like to live and grow up in one place.” For Wear Your Voice Mag, November 2016.

Healing Power of Horror · Horror · Huffington Post · Repatria · Television · Trauma · Women · Zuzu Huffington

“It’s Not Your Fault”: Netflix’s Jessica Jones and the Outward Ripples of Domestic Violence

“Jessica Jones — played with strength and haunted panache by Gilmore Girls alum Krysten Ritter — is a ‘hard-drinking, short-fused, mess of a woman’ with a minimalist fashion sense, private gumshoe leanings, and superpowered strength.” My 23rd article for HuffPost published in January 2016, and the first time I publicly spoke about being a survivor of domestic violence.

Books · Culture · Florida · Huffington Post · Music · Repatria · Trauma · Women · Zuzu Huffington

The Heart of the Matter: Amanda Palmer’s The Art of Asking

“Reading The Art of Asking, I finally understood that requiring help is a fundamental part of life. Nobody is an island. Not even Henry David Thoreau in his mythical Walden.” My 5th article for Huffington Post, published in December 2014.