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This collection of essays, short stories, and interviews—the culmination of the author’s undergraduate career—explores the power structures that connect us and define our world. By exploring the problems that plague our communities—inequality, racialized policing, gender-based violence, etc.—this book sheds light on how our greatest challenges are connected at their roots. If we want to solve one issue, we have to tackle them all.
At its core, the pieces in this collection examine the role of stories in shaping our understanding of who we are and how the world works. Everything—gender, capitalism, democracy—are stories we tell. To move forward in this divisive time, we must tell better stories, or better versions of the same stories, embracing compassion, collectivism, and complexity in policy and the way we treat one another.
Equal parts criticism, memoir, and call to action for a more equitable, just society, The Political Is Personal is one young woman’s attempt to begin fixing all that is broken in our world.
Sarah Wilkinson has been published in numerous literary magazines including Atticus Review, Amarillo Bay, Bangalore Review, Lime Hawk, Litro, among others. She is a nonfiction editor at Halfway Down the Stairs. A graduating senior from Champlain College’s Professional Writing program, Sarah is a former intern for Senator Bernie Sanders and a butter aficionado who once traveled the world in search of the best butter (which she found in Bruges, Belgium). When she’s not reading or writing about power and social justice, she’s thinking about it, and probably eating butter.