Grace Lapointe

Grace Lapointe’s fiction has been published in Kaleidoscope, Deaf Poets Society, and Mobius: The Journal of Social Change. Her essays have appeared in Wordgathering, Grub Street’s Why I Write series, The Body is not an Apology, and on Monstering’s blog. A poem was recently published in Wordgathering. Her stories and essays—including ones that she wrote as a college student—have been taught and cited in college courses and books. More of her work is at and

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How the intersecting systems of mental health, social services, and criminal justice have failed Lisbeth Salander from Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.

The Complex Trauma Bond at the Heart of MY DARK VANESSA

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