All posts by Tessa Carman

Tessa Carman holds a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, & Economics from The King’s College in New York City. She has written for Fare Forward, In Earnest, and The Curator. She writes from northern Idaho, where she also edits at The Curator and teaches literature and composition.

The Factitude of Creeks

My daughter and I went on a hike today. I told her to put on her shoes, and she toddled over to her moccasins. I said we were going to the forest. She picked up her basket and carefully placed...

/ February 9, 2018

You, Too, Can Be a Badass, My Daughter: Enchantment and the Modern Fairy Tale

I read Neil Gaiman’s paean to badass womanhood, The Sleeper and the Spindle, days after I became a mother of a daughter. Gorgeously illustrated by Chris Riddell, the Snow White/Sleeping Beauty redux is told in Gaiman’s trademark weave: pellucid, dark,...

/ August 7, 2017