Hilary Christian

Writer. Essayist. Blogger

United States of America

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.

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 with gorgeous gowns, stretch limos and professional photographers.

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 provides all the comforts of home with cakes that are steeped in African-American traditions.

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 forefront of women's rights for more than 30 years. Their advocacy work has helped to improve the lives of women and girls in Chicago.

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 in 2012, I still get compliments on it whenever it gets republished or people happen to bump into it. This recent social media kudos wasn’t so grand a gesture that is caused me to have palpitations. It was the sudden realization that this piece was written when my son was 14 year old and just starting high school. ...

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 year can be extremely stressful. Some may struggle with depression or financial woes, while others may be away from loved ones and find themselves alone with no plans.

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 "happy" in me after being locked away in a world of gray and cold for months.