The Rejection Lab

Alison Kinney visits a Stony Brook University laboratory where the physical and emotional effects of social rejection are studied, and becomes a subject herself.

Source: Gay Magazine
Published: Sep 4, 2019
Length: 14 minutes (3,663 words)

The Man in the Mirror

In this personal essay, in the aftermath of rape, Alison Kinney discovers that a new lover who helps you to heal can just as easily betray you.

Source: Longreads
Published: Mar 9, 2018
Length: 16 minutes (4,156 words)

‘See What Y’All Can Work Out’: The State of Empathy in Charleston

Charleston’s—and our nation’s—systemic racism, through the lens of the Dylann Roof trial.

Source: Longreads
Published: Jan 3, 2017
Length: 31 minutes (7,836 words)

Vote, Sing, Breathe

A night at the political opera seeing Appomattox, which depicts the end of the Civil War, the beginning of our era of systemic racism, and sings its social justice.

Published: Sep 8, 2016
Length: 12 minutes (3,130 words)


From the Bayeux Tapestry to D-Day, an essay on the complicated interplay of war and memory.

Source: Berfrois
Published: May 27, 2015
Length: 15 minutes (3,857 words)

How the Klan Got Its Hood

A brief but chilling history of the imagery behind the Ku Klux Klan, and an explanation of how the group’s white hood came to be an icon of hatred.

Published: Jan 8, 2016
Length: 8 minutes (2,227 words)