Sara Hosey

Sometimes you have to get lost to get found.

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Because my mom is a psycho-bitch, my grandparents took her to court in order to be able to see me. And because my father is, legit, I am not exaggerating, a convicted rapist who also still has parental rights, my mother has to stay in Wisconsin so that if he ever chooses to exercise his privileges he may do so. 

Obviously, it’s all totally fucked. 

Check out my new story in Casino Literary Magazine!


I love this article in the NY DAILY NEWS, “What Queens Can Teach America: The Most Diverse Borough Raises People Who Understand Diversity,” especially as the writer’s experiences are really similar to my own.

What a gift it was to grow up in Queens! If you, sadly, have not had the same opportunity, you can always read Iphigenia Murphy to get a little taste.

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“I wanted to write a book about a girl who does not feel valued, who does not see herself or her experiences accurately reflected in popular culture. And while this book is for everyone, some of the most meaningful cultural experiences for me personally have been when I’ve been introduced to the experiences of folks unlike myself. I hope that for readers who do identify with Iffy, who recognize and relate to her experiences, that Iphigenia Murphy lets them know they are not alone and helps them in their healing.”

Read the rest of this lovely article and interview about Iphigenia Murphy in La Voce di New York.

I’d love to visit your next book club meeting. Check out the Iphigenia Murphy Reader’s Guide for ideas for book club discussion (with or without me!).

I’m also available to speak (remotely or in person) on “Women’s Studies 101: An Introduction to Feminism,” “‘It’s Getting Better All the Time’: How Pop Culture is Becoming More Feminist,” “Domestic Violence on Screen” or more generally on my book, Home is Where the Hurt Is: Media Depictions of Wives and Mothers.

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