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Allison McCarthy

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Allison McCarthy is a writer with a focus on personal essays, intersectional feminism and social justice. Her work has been featured in print and online publications such as The Washington Post, The Guardian (U.K.), AlterNet, The Establishment, Vox, Time.com, Argot, xoJane, DAME, Autostraddle, Ravishly, The Frisky, Medium.com (“Human Parts” series), Bitch, make/shift, Ms. (blog), Girlistic, YourTango, Hip Mama, Bustle, Global Comment, Role/Reboot, Shameless, The Feminist Wire, ColorsNW, The Baltimore Review and Hoax, as well as in several anthologies.

Her work has been cited by The Atlantic column “This Week in Pop Culture Writing.” She also serves as the Book Reviews Editor for the online Hip Mama. Her essay “And She Was” (Argot) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

A graduate of Goucher College (B.A. – English and Women’s Studies) and the Master of Professional Writing program at Chatham University, she currently lives in Maryland.

It Took a Long Time

Some essays come together in a flurry of draft writing. Others take a bit longer to conceive.


My new essay, “And She Was” (Argot), took about two years to write, re-write, submit, face a few rejections, re-write some more, pitch a query, clean up the prose before hitting send… and finally find a home. It is one of the essay...(),conceive.


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