Welcome to Author on Adventures!
My name is Anna Josefin Palm. I’m a writer, martial artist, gym lover, adventure addict and intersectional feminist scholar.
I was born and raised in Sweden. At the age of 12, I moved to Germany with my parents and two younger brothers. Four years later, we moved to the United States, the metro Detroit area specifically. In 2015, I got my BA from Central Michigan University, where my major was English/Creative Writing and my minor Journalism. Over a year later I began working on my Master’s in Communication with a focus on media studies at Oakland University. It’s not an official title, but I prefer calling it INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST media studies since the topics I gravitated towards were gender studies, women’s issues and intersectionality. For my exit strategy, I chose to write a thesis on superhero masculinity by analyzing the Netflix dramas Daredevil, The Punisher and Luke Cage.
At the moment, I’m working on getting that thesis published as well as finishing a novel about Detroit. I wouldn’t consider myself a published author, even though I got an one-act play published in The Central Review in April 2015. It’s titled ‘Shoveling Shit in Hell’ and is about a creature called Devil’s Advocate welcoming a sinful woman to Hell. I don’t know what happened to the literary magazine’s website, so I’m afraid you won’t be able to find it anywhere (yet), other than perhaps a hard copy at CMU. Since I have three years of experience as a reporter, however, you can find several articles by me in The Morning Sun and CM Life.
Since the blog’s foundation in May 2012, I’ve discussed many different topics: Poetry, journalism, and various art shows. I’ve also criticized TV shows, video games and books. My intention is and always has been to freely express myself and to hopefully inspire people to create things as well, whether it’s in the form of writing, filming, painting, whatever. If you would like to see the work I’ve done as a reporter, please visit my online portfolio.
Feel free to reach out on IG or Twitter and say hi!