There Was a Woman Who Swallowed a Story

Donna F. Henson*

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This performative piece indulges in the critical feminist pseudo-fantasies of a sleep-deprived woman in her 40’s—a woman of a certain.. rage. This ruminative offering presents a lyrical rendering provoked by reflection on the one-note-wonders of the patriarchy, and inspired in part by Caroline Criado-Perez’s book “Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men” and the poignant provocation offered by Bryant Keith Alexander. Playing in the liminal and critical spaces of poetic inquiry, the resulting autoethnographic essay explores the viral legacies of law and legislation, and the cures and consequences of aging as a woman in a world wrought by midnight fairy tales of crones and witches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalCultural Studies - Critical Methodologies
Early online date17 Jul 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 Jul 2023


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