… here's who I am. I'm a writer, my name is Katie Haegele, and I live in a quiet old neighborhood on the outskirts of Philadelphia. My last name is German and I pronouce it hayglee. In college I studied linguistics, and I'm still really interested in the thing some people think makes us human. (Language, that is. I happen to think that treating other people and living creatures with kindness is what makes us human, but that rules out certain people, doesn't it? I have to amend this because I now realize that humans are not the only animals capable of empathy. What is it that makes us human, then? Art, I guess. I think it's art. WAIT MAYBE IT'S JOKES holy shit I can't decide this might be a pointless question)
I've published essays, reviews, and articles in newspapers and magazines, including the Utne Reader, Adbusters, the late great Philadelphia Independent, Philadelphia Weekly, Library Journal, the feminist magazine Bitch, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Comics Journal, and the literary magazine 400 Words. My work has also appeared in books, such as The Alternative Media Handbook (Routledge), Make a Zine! (Microcosm), and My Red Couch: And Other Stories of Seeking a Feminist Faith (Wipf & Stock). These days I contribute regularly to the books section of the Philadelphia Inquirer, and at the end of 2012 I started writing about sustainable fashion for Utne's "Mind and Body" blog. Have a look!. If you'd like to read my other articles and reviews as they come out, you can check my ridiculous blog. If you'd like to read more about my writing or my zines, there's a nice interview with me in the literary magazine apt, or this more recent article in Time magazine, if you can believe that.
My first book, a memoir called White Elephants, was published by Microcosm in June of 2012. You can read an excerpt from it here.
If you want to talk about writing or anything, email me at katie at thelalatheory dot com. I'll look forward to hearing from you.
Here's another one.