editing for “get out of my crotch!”
I’m a month belated getting this post up, but I was one of the copy editors on Get Out of My Crotch!, published by Cherry Bomb Books on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade January 22, 2013. Here’s the back story on the book: “Tired of hearing about legislation based on menstrual cycles, publisher Kim Wyatt sounded a call for essays about women’s rights and reproductive health in 2012. A shocking snapshot emerged of regressive policies, the erosion of basic human rights, and the culture that allows this to happen. Get Out of My Crotch! is an attempt to remind, to remember, and to continue the fight for equal rights.”
The book’s 21 writers (of all classes, professions—medical and non, races, and religions) examine reproductive rights, access to health care, and violence against women through first-person essays. A great, educational read, and I was honored to edit such big names in the writing biz as Roxane Gay, Katha Pollitt, and Sari Botton.