Articles written by: Vikki Reich

Vikki writes about the intersection of contemporary lesbian life, parenthood and pop culture at her personal blog Up Popped A Fox. She is the co-director of Listen To Your Mother Twin Cities. In 2013, she completed the Foreword Writing Apprenticeship in Creative Nonfiction at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and is a 2013 recipient of the Beyond the Pure Fellowship for writers. She lives in Minneapolis with her partner and two kids and, in the real world, she never speaks of herself in the third person.

How Lez Is Your Thanksgiving?
Culture

How Lez Is Your Thanksgiving?

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving – a day of gratitude and tradition, a day when we gather with our families and eat to excess. Huzzah! Like all holidays, Thanksgiving can be a tense time for us queer folk especially if we are mixing and mingling our families of origin with our chosen […]

Family Traditions
Family / Kids / Parenting

Family Traditions

Recently, my son had to write an essay for school about his favorite family tradition and, had I been asked to place I bet, I would have put all of my money on Christmas. Cookies, candy and gifts – a kid’s dream, right? But I would have lost the farm […]

Victory in Minnesota
News & Politics

Victory in Minnesota

It was May 2011 when it became clear that the anti-marriage amendment was going to appear on the ballot here in Minnesota. I remember that day clearly because I spent a good deal of it crying. It felt so personal, so intentionally hurtful, and I found myself struggling with a […]

Welcome to Fantasy Island
Community

Welcome to Fantasy Island

When faced with the daunting task of writing an introductory post, I could only think of Ricardo Montalban. You know – Mr. Roarke? “I am your host, Mr. Roarke. Welcome to Fantasy Island!” That’s what everyone of a certain age thinks about when contemplating greetings, right? Probably not which means […]