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On High Heels and Lotus Feet

Summer Brennan

Summer Brennan on high heels, foot-binding, and our ongoing performances of gender.

Summer Brennan

Summer Brennan is a journalist and author. She received the 2016 Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award and was a visiting scholar at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. Her first book, The Oyster War: The True Story of a Small Farm, Big Politics, and the Future of Wilderness in America was a finalist for the 2016 Orion Book Award. A longtime consultant for the United Nations, her writing has appeared in New York MagazineScientific AmericanMcSweeney's, the San Francisco Chronicle and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn and New Mexico.

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