I am pleased to announce that I will be joining Pacific Standard as a regular internet columnist on politics and culture, starting in January. I will be producing reported features, opinion columns, interviews, and other pieces, focusing around history and disability rights, both construed as broadly as possible. Here’s my editor:
.@PacificStand is pleased to have @Lollardfish joining us as a columnist in 2017, covering pop culture, disability, and violence. #yay2017
— Ted Scheinman (@Ted_Scheinman) December 19, 2016
Two main points.
- I want to tell your stories, good and bad. I have all my contact information, including encryption options, here.
- You can subscribe to Pacific Standard here. I hope you do. Journalism needs your support.
I’m especially excited about the different kinds of pieces I’ll get to produce for Pacific Standard, encapsulating many components of the idiosyncratic body of work I’ve produced over the past four years. Reported pieces, reactions to breaking news, interviews with people trying to make a difference in this world, analysis of new studies and findings, and cultural criticism of all sorts. Disability rights, higher education, the ways that history infuse contemporary subjects.
I am, of course, especially worried about the human impact of our new government. I’ll be watching carefully. I want to hear your stories, your ideas, your questions, to be intentional in the voices I highlight and to hold myself accountable for the essays I write.
This blog will continue in 2017, but more as a place for links and quick ideas that I may later expand into full pieces. I’ve never had a writing home, so this may take some getting used to, but I am grateful to Pacific Standard for this opportunity. I don’t plan to waste it.
And I’m grateful to you for reading.