Claire Forrest

During the day, I’m a fiction writer, writing and public relations freelancer, and blogger. During the night, I’m sleeping.


10 Things I’ve Learned Since Retiring from Competitive Swimming

I’ll always be a swimmer.


This weekend, there was a barrage of the friends I’ve made from swim…


Why I’ve Stopped Calling Other Girls #Basic

The feminist in me knows better.

For the three years that comprised my junior high school experience, I wore a back brace…


50 Lessons I Learned From Books

1. If you have access to a Time Turner, definitely use that to fix your major life threatening problems, instead of waiting for say, four more years to see…


40 Things I Learned in College

(Besides Academics)


1. Always ask for help when you need it. Always help others when you can.


10 Things I’ve Learned Since Retiring from Competitive Swimming

I’ll always be a swimmer.


This weekend, there was a barrage of the friends I’ve made from swim…


Where Them Boys At?

There’s no such thing as ‘boy books’ and ‘girl books’, Ponyboy!


I love my girlfriends. I’m fortunate to have a group of about 15 women whom…


The ‘Do’s’ and ‘Do Not’s’ of Disability Culture

If you tell me I’m “too cute” to be in a wheelchair, you can move to the left.


6 Things I’ve Learned In As Many Months Out of College

Lena Dunham should have prepared me better for this.


“Right now, I’m hankering for new…

On Being Scared to Write

How I try to conquer those fears and just create.


When I moved back home after graduating from college, I spent a weekend cleaning out my…


I Hate These “Blurred Lines”…as a Female Writer

Why I feel the pressure to dumb down my work just because I write for young girls…and why I won’t succumb to that…


How I Got My Creative Process to (Slowly) Come Out of Hiding

I don’t want to write most days, to be honest.