Alexis Kale is a queer writer living in Austin, Texas. She is currently an MFA candidate at Texas State University, and her work has previously been published in Coe Review and Wussy Mag.
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On Writing Women, and Some Thoughts About Hyacinths
BY Alexis Kale
I often find myself reading female characters written by men and wondering if they have ever met a woman before. I find this even more disheartening when these men are my colleagues and I know they have met women before (because I am one of those women), but their female characters are flat or over-sexualized or they don’t speak the same language.