Hi! My name is Alysa, but please call me Ally.
I’m an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut, specializing in children’s literature, gender/sexuality studies, and feminist literature. In addition to this I’m a freelance writer for Playbill and The Mary Sue, and I’m currently hard at work on a series of YA novels. My work has been recognized by the Hartford Courant and the New York Times and I’ve done journalism work for Manchester’s page on The Patch. I sell books at a bookstore too, just in case you were wondering how busy one woman can be.
I like to tell people I’m a full-time feeler of feelings. I love sports, fashion, the gym, film, yoga, makeup, wine, Marvel Comics, and smashing the patriarchy in the face. Oh yeah, and I’m an intersectional feminist. So if that’s not your thing, you might want to get out.
I support UConn basketball, Liverpool FC, the Boston Red Sox, and the New York Giants. I’m also a huge fan of sleeping.
I reside outside of Bolton, CT, and eventually I would like a cat.
Here on this blog you’ll find a mishmash of things – rants on sports, children’s literature, pop culture, women’s issues, and the like.
Oh, and yes, my dad is the head coach of the UConn women’s basketball team. You will find little to zero coverage of that on here. Sorry!