An Interview with Amy Shearn about Art of the Long Haul

Ohio Interviews, Prose

I realized that I really had always been interested in crazy, ambitious, possibly-endless projects -- I love Diana Nyad, Ernest Shackleton, people who walk across continents, that kind of thing. What a way to live, you know? I am very low-energy and non-extreme myself, and would probably die on the first day of any expedition, so part of my attraction is sheer mystification.

Kicking and Shrugging: Why We Resist Self-Defense by Anastasia Higginbotham


For the majority of women and girls just trying to live our lives, it comes down to this: when we are raped, it’s usually by men or boys we know who are so confident in their ability to overpower us, they don’t even think they need a weapon. As insulting and depressing as that sounds, it’s not the worst news. This is an enemy we can beat.