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2.14 (episode 67) featuring Jennifer Jordán Schaller

Jennifer Jordán Schaller is a Latinx writer and English teacher from New Mexico. Her work has appeared in Creative NonfictionHayden’s Ferry Review; Cutbank; NPR’s This American LifeSonora ReviewBrain, ChildNew Mexico English JournalAscent (this essay was nominated for a Pushcart Prize); and elsewhere. You can find more of her work at and follow her on Twitter @jenniferjschall.

About this reading:

In this installment of Bad Mouth, I read a chapter of my memoir manuscript, a manuscript that I will start shopping around this summer. The chapter doubles as a standalone memoir essay, and it was first published in Hayden’s Ferry Review a couple of years back. This is the first time I read “The Performance” out loud. What I realized after reading this essay is that it’s easier to write the word pussy instead of saying the word pussy out loud. I almost cracked up a couple of times while reading this. I hope you enjoy my memoir essay. 

Watch Jennifer’s reading here!


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