Jacqueline Alnes wrestles with identity, belonging, and privilege after a crisis of faith at a Missouri-based Christian Kamp 9,000 miles from her Indonesian home.
Location, Location, Location: Six Stories on Moving House
Jacqueline Alnes explores identity and privilege in these six stories about moving house.
“What Do I Know To Be True?”: Emma Copley Eisenberg on Truth in Nonfiction, Writing Trauma, and The Dead Girl Newsroom
“We were interested in dead girls, but so interested in them that we were trying to do the opposite of what had been done before.”
National Parks: A Reading List
Jacqueline Alnes considers the wealth, privilege, racism, and violence inherent in our relationships with U.S. National Parks.
Swipe Right: A Reading List about Online Dating
Jacqueline Alnes shares her own dating app experiences and nine stories about the pitfalls of finding a partner online.
On Representations of Disability: A Reading List
“How does pervasive ableism affect the way our society continues to be architected?”
Why We Write Memoir: A Reading List
“I have spent innumerable afternoon hours with the essays below, each writer’s words a lifeline pulling me from the deep.”
Take Me Out to the Ball Game: A Baseball Reading List
Jacqueline Alnes mines personal memory as she examines baseball’s culture, its hidden histories, and the gender and disparities in the game today.
It’s Not You, It’s Me: A Breakup Reading List
A late bloomer as far as relationships go, my first encounter with heartbreak came from the track. It was junior year. The district meet: all big Texas sky and girls next to me adjusting hair ties and heat waves shimmering ahead. At that point in my life, I had devoted myself entirely to running. I […]
Lions, Tigers, and a Rabbit Named Bugs: A Reading List on Animal-Human Interactions
What kinds of relationships exist between humans and animals, and what well-intentioned actions from humans bring harm?