Hi! I’m Diana—-the Monster is my brainchild. I administer the blog and write most of the content featured here. Part-Time Monster is a space for talking about books, girls, and monsters. Writing here focuses primarily on pop culture and literature while maintaining a strong focus on girls and women. The blog is shaped by my experiences and by my research interests.
Sometime in the mid-2000s, when I was a graduate student knee-deep in a vat of coffee and surrounded by a mountain of books, I chose the title Part-Time Monster for a story I never wrote, stowed the title away for another day. I found an excellent use for it when I launched Part-Time Monster in November of 2013. It is the culmination of many sleepless nights, a lot of planning, and a multitude of conversations with a group of talented friends and fellow writers. I’ve been lucky enough to have many of them write posts that have been featured here.
I am a freelance writer, researcher, and editor. I also work with a local nonprofit organization. I am the mother of a six-year old, who l refer to on the blog as the Little Jedi; I am also the partner of an independent filmmaker, Sam; and we are the guardians of one very rambunctious terrier, Tank. We live in New Orleans. I am a feminist, an avid reader, a sufferer of panic disorder, a curator of the weird, a lover of the beautiful, and a pop culture aficionado. I am sometimes a monster. And so are you, in all likelihood-even if you don’t yet recognize it.
Have questions or want to propose a guest post? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. New here? Try getting started by checking out this best of the Monster post!