The Virago
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The Virago

How The Little Mermaid Informed My Voice By Losing Hers

Foam on the ocean and the foundations of a feminist identity

Image by Fernando Cortes on Canva Pro

As a girl, I was captivated by the mythical realms presented in fairy tales.

Through them, I could escape the mundane and transport myself into a world of escape. And no tale held my attention quite the way that Hans Christian Andersen’s The

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Julia Marsiglio

Julia Marsiglio

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I answer rhetorical questions. Intersectional feminism. Neurodivergence. Trauma. Grief. Canada things. A smattering of poetry and fiction.