Sara Petersen’s essays have appeared or are forthcoming from Redivider, The Washington Post, The Rumpus, Catapult, Hippocampus, Neutrons Protons, Brain, Child, Entropy, Vol.1 Brooklyn, Bustle, and elsewhere. She holds MAs in both education and literature and is currently in GrubStreet’s Memoir Incubator program taught by Garrard Conley working on a collection of essays that revels in the mess of womanhood and the struggle to embody one’s own contradictions.