Girl Scout Cookie season is upon us, and I’m scared. A bunch of Girl Scouts formed a gang that hangs out in front of my neighborhood grocery store. As I’m heading to […]
Lisa Elisabeth Rose
Also known as Lisa Lanser Rose, I’m the author of a memoir, For the Love of a Dog, (Random House), and a novel, Body Sharers (Rutgers University Press). Body Sharers was a top-five finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for Best First Novel and won The Washington Pride for Fiction. My work can be found in Ascent, The North Carolina Literary Review, Art:Mag, Kestrel, Tampa Review, Feminist Studies, Florida Review, Superstition Review, Ascent, and Word Riot. I'm the founder of The Gloria Sirens and co-direct the Other Words Literary Conference. My essay, "Turnpike Psycho," won the 2013 Florida Review Editors' Choice Award and was a 2015 Best American Notable Essay.
by Lisa Lanser Rose People tell me all the time they admire me for fostering dogs. “I could never foster,” they say. “I’d get too attached.” I know they mean to praise […]
Like me, maybe you have friends and family all over the political spectrum. Have you noticed that, although the content might be different, they’re suffering the same confusion and dismay? “People gathered all over […]
We marched the entire route surrounded by wall-to-wall protesters–BEFORE the march was even scheduled. By the time the schedule route again, there were too many people in the streets for the March […]
4:45 AM Suzannah and I are on our way to march peacefully in behalf of all our sisters and siblings living and dead and not yet born, for all the children and […]
I was raised to be a nice girl in New Jersey, which means, contrary to stereotype, I have standards of behavior. For example, I only have sex with someone I’m in love […]
Kari O’Driscoll’s piece, “When Girls Make Noise,” at The Manifest-Station caught my attention when I was busy with something else, almost as if it interrupted. I loved the title, and the first line spoke […]
These days, they let anybody vote. Felons, zombies, bitches, anybody. Just look at them. So they might as well let me vote. I love the ladies. Nobody respects the ladies more. In fact, I go […]
This post articulates well the uneasy feeling many women have that they have met Donald Trump before.
Fostering a dog can be scary. When you welcome the dog, you also welcome the tiny creatures stowed away inside, warriors in a Trojan Horse. Rescue dogs are often so stressed and malnourished that their immune […]