Published in: May-June 2021 issue.
EVERYBODY ELSE IS PERFECT
How I Survived Hypocrisy, Beauty, Clicks, and Likes
by Gabrielle Korn
Atria. 272 pages, $17.
Korn shares snippets of her time as an intern at the Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn, which gave her the courage to explore her new world. She writes of finding her tribe and being an activist, her work on a newsletter at a women’s health center, a stint selling sex toys, and freelance writing for several websites and smaller publications, the latter of which became a dream of hers after a “famous gay historian” encouraged her to continue writing. Readers are told about unpaid gigs, PR work, and a period when Korn admits to having “bounced between writing jobs” before she interviewed for a production assistant position at Refinery29, a “digital media company for women.”
Terri Schlichenmeyer is a freelance writer based in Wisconsin.