About

Me, enthusiastically explaining the importance of potassium.

Me, enthusiastically explaining the importance of potassium.

My name is Becky and I’ve had various online journals since before the word “blog” was coined. In that entire time, I have never, ever, ever updated regularly. Alas.

I’m a 30-year-old farmer’s daughter turned New Yorker. When I was a kid, my dad used to threaten that someday, when I grew up, I’d have to get up at 6 AM to get to work on time. My entire adult life has been a quest to avoid that. This is mostly because I hate mornings, and a little bit out of spite.

I live in New York with my sister and my cat. For awhile, there were as many copies of Star Wars in the apartment as there were mammals.

I know all the words to all three High School Musicals.

I used to drink a lot of soda but don’t really do that any more. I used to have very long hair but now it’s just sort of medium-ish. I write a lot about books and feminism and New York, for a definition of “write a lot” that means “write rarely.” This particular blog has been around in some form or another since 2006, so despite my inability to update regularly it’s got some long-ish archives. I’ve moved it around a bit and culled some of the more painfully earnest early entries.

Offline, I’m the site director of TheBody.com, a massive online HIV education resource. You can find more information about that at my slightly outdated professional site. You can also check out some of my other, older online projects at the Active Voice main page.