Margery Kempe Had 14 Children and She Still Invented the Memoir

“Here’s what we can learn from Margery Kempe, patron saint of writing mothers: cry if you must, then bulldoze your own path.”

Published: Feb 27, 2020
Length: 11 minutes (2,916 words)

And What of My Wrath?

Cersei Lannister could have been a great antihero, but she was on the wrong show.

Source: Longreads
Published: May 30, 2019
Length: 10 minutes (2,555 words)

Mother/Russia

The Americans shows us one way to write a female antihero.

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Published: May 13, 2019
Length: 11 minutes (2,965 words)

The Good Bad Wives of Ozark and House of Cards

What if a TV antihero and his wife were partners instead of rivals? Sara Fredman’s second installment in this series explores the marriages and antihero teams in Netflix’s Ozark and House of Cards.

Source: Longreads
Published: Mar 28, 2019
Length: 12 minutes (3,057 words)

Everything is Fine

A personal essay in which Sara Fredman thinks about the voices in her life, as she raises young children and reckons with her fading father.

Source: Longreads
Published: Mar 14, 2019
Length: 10 minutes (2,523 words)

The Blaming of the Shrew

Sara Fredman explore antiheroes of Golden Age television shows — and the nasty women who humanized them.

Source: Longreads
Published: Feb 28, 2019
Length: 11 minutes (2,982 words)

The Possessed: Dispatches from the Third Trimester

On pregnancy, demons, and Stranger Things.

Source: Longreads
Published: Oct 30, 2018
Length: 11 minutes (2,913 words)