Lauren Wheeler

Lauren Wheeler writes poetry, fiction, and about the places where the personal, the political, and pop culture intersect. She works on self-driving cars in San Francisco and lives in Oakland with her partner, a five-year-old, and two brown dogs. Michonne is her alter-ego.

Now Streaming, ‘Mudbound’ On Race, War and Redemption

Three years ago this month, my son was born via emergency cesarean; he had ...

Not Your Superwoman: The Archetype of the Strong Black Woman

“I’m not your Superwoman I’m not the kind of girl that you can let ...

The Quiet Brilliance of Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar

In September 2016, a marvelous thing happened–two television shows, both created and produced by ...