Hilary Christian

Writer. Essayist. Blogger

Hilary Christian is a freelance writer, blogger and essayist whose work focuses women's issues, sexuality, culture, race, and anything else she deems important. She is a regular contributor to For Harriet and her work has also been featured in Arielle Loren's Corset Magazine, RedFez and Wild Sister. She has presented at workshops for emerging writers of color in the Chicago area as well on topics of diversity. She received her B.A. in English from DePaul University in Chicago and an M.A. from Judson University.

When she is not writing, she is thinking about writing, worrying about the novel she needs to start writing, run-walking by the lake and raising a really good kid.

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Rebellious Magazine

Next Gen Rebelle: Taiylar Ball

Next Gen Rebelle: Taiylar Ball Prom is a big deal in the U.S. A really big deal. According to a 2015 study by Visa, families spend an average of $919 on prom and go all out...

Rebellious Magazine

Baking Up Rebellion: Brown Sugar Bakery

There are bakeries. And then there's Brown Sugar Bakery. Nestled on a busy street in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, Brown Sugar Bakery...

Rebellious Magazine

Rebelle Organization of the Month: Chicago Foundation for Women

My interview with Chicago Foundation for Women's K. Sujata Rebelle Organization of the Month: Chicago Foundation for Women Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) has been at the...

Raising Mothers

Time Is Everything

The other day I think my heart almost stopped. Someone mentioned how much they liked an essay I wrote about the struggles of being as single parent. Although I first wrote it...

Forharriet

There's Nothing Funny in the Misogynoir of Crossdressing Instagram "Comedians"

Funnyman Chris Rock once said in an interview that men dressed in drag is one of the oldest tricks in the book to get a laugh. Comedians and actors alike have donned dresses and...

Forharriet

Cool Moms Tie Ties: Unexpected Lessons Learned From a Single Mother of a Teenage Son

I don't think my weekday mornings are any different than other parents of teenagers. After pressing the snooze button at least once, it's a blurry mix of showers, the morning...

Forharriet

Bow Down: 10 Reasons Why Lil' Kim is Still the Ultimate Queen B

Is it possible to be a feminist and stan for Lil Kim?

Forharriet

Why We Get Uncomfortable When Women Prioritize Their Partners Over Their Children

In a recent interview, singerKelly Rowland spoke openly and honestly about the joys of motherhood and marriage. When speaking specifically about how she balances marriage and...

Forharriet

Why the Many Reports of Men Killing their Wives & Families Are So Disturbing

Domestic violence is, unfortunately, all too prevalent in our society. From NFL players to singers to our own family members, coworkers, and friends, we have all been touched by...

Redfez

Baked Chicken, Battered Woman by Hilary Christian

I am not a battered woman. That's what I kept thinking. It was week five of my sessions with this new therapist, who, luckily was just a few blocks from my office and in network.

International Business Times

Patricia Arquette Raises Women's Hopes About Wage Equality While Crushing Others In Oscar Night...

In her acceptance speech for best supporting actress at the Oscars Sunday night, "Boyhood" star Patricia Arquette followed the traditional thank-yous with a statement on wage...

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In Defense of Girls...

IN DEFENSE OF GIRLS...

Forharriet

Just Another Day: 9 Tips on Coping During a Difficult Holiday Season

The holidays can be a time of joy and love, as many celebrate with friends and family, making preparations, and getting in on all the holiday cheer. But for others, this time of...

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March Madness...

It's warm in Chicago. In March. And that creeps me out. I love warm weather. I can wear cute dresses, open toe sandals and people-watch all I want. Warm weather brings out the...