Cris Beam

Cris Beam

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CRIS BEAM is a journalist who has written for several national magazines as well as for public radio. She has an MFA in nonfiction from Columbia University and teaches creative writing at Columbia and the New School. She lives in New York.

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So I was actually blogging elsewhere...and it struck me I should add the post to my own meagre pileup here. The Nieman Foundation at Harvard (The Nieman Storyboard) asked me to weigh in on the whole Grantland debacle, and to whip up some guidelines for covering trans topics. The Trans Media Watch has already done the latter and I directed them there, but I had some thoughts on the Essay Anne va...

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“People will see whatever they want to see. Parallax.”
Cris Beam, I am J

“I guess it's about what you have to give up to gain something else...Did you always have to give something up for a gain?”
Cris Beam, I am J

“Inside, a piece of him cracked; it was as though an emotion that had calcified into bone got tapped with a tiny hammer and splintered straight through.”
Cris Beam, I am J


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