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Isabel Beck

Location icon United States

I am a Writing & Rhetoric major at Syracuse University (expected graduation date May 2020) with a focus in creative non-fiction and "literary reportage" style journalism, though I also enjoy creative writing in my free time.

I was lucky enough to grow up in New York City, and my love for it is often reflected in my writing; I'm a big fan of work that is informed by the backdrop of New York, like Becky Cooper's intimate project-turned-book "Mapping Manhattan," or Jeremiah Moss' hard-hitting examination of gentrification in the city, "Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul."

I am looking forward to pursuing my M.A. in a writing-related field. I hope to one day publish a book or write for a renowned publication - whatever comes first!

Portfolio

Essays

Medium
11/01/2018
Good Feminist, Bad Feminist - Isabel Beck - Medium

On January 21st, 2017, I watched the largest mass demonstration in U.S. history play out from behind my computer screen. It was the Women's March on Washington, a protest with the mission of "harnessing the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change", and it was a display of solidarity unlike anything I'd ever seen before.

Medium
10/02/2018
"The Coddling of the American Mind" - Isabel Beck - Medium

I'm currently in trouble with Syracuse University. I'm sure this is a fairly unconventional way to begin a rhetorical analysis, but let me explain. Back in April, at the end of my sophomore year, I had a fight with my next door neighbor. We'd never really gotten along, but that day, she pushed me to my limit.