… 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 pronounce 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 have published essays, reviews, and articles in newspapers and magazines, including the Utne Reader, Adbusters, 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, including The Alternative Media Handbook, Make a Zine!, and My Red Couch: And Other Stories of Seeking a Feminist Faith. These days I contribute regularly to the books section of the Philadelphia Inquirer, and in 2013 I started writing about sustainable fashion clothes for Utne's "Mind and Body" blog. Have a look! I've done readings on the radio, at Ladyfest Philly, at the University of Pennsylvania's Kelly Writers House, at the RADAR reading series in San Francisco, at the NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, and in a whole lotta little DIY venues. 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'd like to read more about my writing or my zines, there's a nice interview with me in the literary magazine apt, and this article in Time magazine, if you can believe that.
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.