Quantcast
0
About women who read, for women who read.
0
 

GAL SERIES

WORDS ON WORDS

 


Original words by original minds written exclusively for GAL.

 
 
 
 

Latest
 

The Cult of the Splits

by Roxanne Fequiere


I am lying flat on my living room rug with my feet planted on the floor, a rectangular orange towel in my right hand. Lifting the towel up above my face, I fold it once to make a triangular shape, the words “Let’s go” written across one side, “Mets” on the other, and grab a corner with each hand. My cat, Charlie, ambles over and parks herself at the edge of the area rug, eyeing the   ... READ MORE


 
 

Recent
 

It's On My List

by Roxanne Fequiere


You know what they say about leading horses to water. I first encountered Erin Falconer’s How to Get Sh*t Done: Why Women Need to Stop Doing Everything So They Can Achieve Anything while wandering the bookstore in search of another author’s work. I took a photo of the cover but kept moving; I had four other titles already in hand, and I couldn’t foresee a sliver of time  ... READ MORE

 

Bachelor Dandies, Drinkers of Brandies

by Roxanne Fequiere


Picture it, if you will: Staten Island, 2005. My peers and I are sixteenish, and for some reason, it seems we’ve all made it our personal mission to look as tacky, garish, and/or rumpled as possible. Black North Face jackets are de rigueur among a certain set—the standard puffer, a sleeker quilted version, or a rugged, belted parka that appears to be made from Kevlar ... READ MORE

 

How to be You and Me

by Roxanne Fequiere


Old habits die hard. It’s been just over two months since I left my corporate copywriting job, but the distinct chime of an ... READ MORE

 

Friendship in the Rearview

by Roxanne Fequiere


As long as you don’t squint too hard, the 1950s still conjure a clean-cut, Norman Rockwell-style portrait in the mind’s eye, ...  READ MORE

 

The Other Loves of Our Lives

by Roxanne Fequiere
 

If you’re a woman, there’s a good chance that the first half of the title of Kayleen Schaefer’s Text Me When You Get Home: ... READ MORE

 

Twinning at the Edge of Sanity

by Roxanne Fequiere
 

I wasn’t very far along into Alexandra Kleeman’s You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine—really, just a few pages in—when a certain ... READ MORE

 

What Kind of Girl Talk Girl Are You?

by Roxanne Fequiere
 

The origin of our disagreement is now lost to me, but I can remember its denouement as if it were yesterday. Me, introverted and ... READ MORE

 

What About Your Friends?

by Roxanne Fequiere
 

Our Valentine’s Day plans were fairly straightforward. Whoever made it home first on the evening of February 14 would order ... READ MORE

 

Maud Martha and Me (And You, Too)

by Roxanne Fequiere
 

The website said that there was one copy of Maud Martha in stock, but when I arrived at McNally Jackson last Sunday, it turned ... READ MORE

 

I Was There: Postcards from the Periphery

by Roxanne Fequiere
 

Growing up, I spent so much time at my friend Kim’s house that it began to feel like an extension of my own. Several times a week ... READ MORE

 

Other Voices, Upper Room

by Roxanne Fequiere
 

About a month ago, my old high school announced that it would close at the end of the year. Upon receiving the news, I ... READ MORE

 

Dispatches From the Pantheon

by Roxanne Fequiere
 

Have you ever seen The First Monday in May? It’s a documentary chronicling the inner workings of The Metropolitan Museum ... READ MORE

 

The Black Girl Next Door: In Search of Specificity

by Roxanne Fequiere


As a child, Wednesdays were library days. Upon arrival at the old St. George branch of the New York Public Library, READ MORE

 

The Fresh Start Fallacy

by Roxanne Fequiere
 

Toward the end of Han Kang’s The Vegetarian, two sisters share a moment at a mental hospital—one, a visitor; the other, a ... READ MORE

 

She For Whom Food Is Not Enough

by Roxanne Fequiere


For as long as I can remember, my mother was a one-woman cheer squad for all the things we might now classify as black ... READ MORE

 

A Woolf in Progressive Clothing

by Roxanne Fequiere


To grapple with the white gaze in its various forms—insidious and clunky, violent and patronizing, dismissive and invasive READ MORE

 

Our Lady Helen of Perpetual Self-Help

by Roxanne Fequiere
 

Helen Gurley Brown was wildly, fiercely, boldly ahead of her time—until she wasn’t. READ MORE

 

A Bookish Year: A Fresh Start

by Roxanne Fequiere
 

Join Roxanne on her first essay chronicling her desire to stick with a resolution this year. READ MORE

 
 
 

RECENT INTERVIEWS


 
 


back to