Subversions presents a perspective on life, culture, and politics from a lesbian woman who lives and works in everyday America.
Sarah Hahn Campbell is a lesbian essayist and novelist who lives in Denver, Colorado, where she teaches high school English and parents a beautiful little girl with her wife, Meredith. Campbell has published work in a variety of publications, including Curve, Room Magazine, Sinister Wisdom, Iris Brown Lit Mag, and Adoptive Families Magazine. Her novella, The Beginning of Us, came out in January 2014 from Riptide. Originally from a farm in eastern Iowa, she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Naropa University.
Sarah Hahn Campbell on writer’s block, discouragement, and finding inspiration.read more
On the disappearance of the Slims River in the Yukon, and the author’s experience with loss and grief.read more
On the Women’s March, Trump’s presidency, and the necessity of committed resistance.read more
“More than most people, Alaskans know darkness.” Sarah Hahn Campbell on this dark time, Advent, and keeping vigil for the return of the light.read more
Sarah Hahn Campbell on post-election grieving, parenting, and the national divide.read more
“This is not the time to be afraid, but the time to act”: Sarah Hahn Campbell on the stakes of this presidential electionread more
On Starbucks’ attempt to create dialogue around race, white privilege, adoption, and parenting.read more
“What if I stepped out of time, holding Miss Dickinson’s hand?” Sarah Campbell invokes a nineteenth-century radical lesbian abolitionist as muse and guide for our troubled times.read more
“When I started my column this month, I intended to write about the one-year anniversary of that Supreme Court decision. I wrote several drafts…But none of those drafts felt right, and I didn’t understand why, until Meredith — my best editor — said quietly, ‘Why don’t you write about how we’re just like any other couple, gay or straight? We’re a regular couple getting married. Write about that.'”read more
Sometimes we wish we could go back and speak to our younger selves. Sarah Campbell does just that in her most recent column, “Note to Self.”read more
“What is real is terrifying. What is unreal is entertaining.” Sarah Hahn Campbell on reality and unreality at Universal Studios.read more
Sarah Hahn Campbell imagines the world seven years in the future under a Trump presidencyread more
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, Sarah Hahn Campbell compares her life as an out lesbian today to the world depicted in the film CAROL.read more
Introducing Subversions: a perspective on life, culture, and politics from a lesbian woman who lives and works in everyday America.read more