Most people know that I was contributing editor at
Quiet Mountain Essays, and that I've been writing for feminist publications for decades, but very few people know how I first got started.
I began as an assistant helping my dad clip research articles for his weekly editorial column in the Michigan Chronicle, when I was six. It wasn't just for fun, he paid me a dollar for the articles I clipped on-topic. By the time I was nine, he was offering me $5 payment for usable editorial ideas. It was a fantastic job. Not only did I develop a love for periodicals and journalism from a very young age, but it spurred my interest in current events as well.