Heather Siegel

We Pay: A Creative Nonfiction Essay

We Pay: A Creative Nonfiction Essay by Heather Siegel
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Print Length22 pages
PublisherEntrophy Magazine
Publication DateAugust, 2020
About the Book

Centered around a true story of domestic violence, this long-form essay weaves together a friendship between two women of two different cultures, the author's self-interrogation about her participation in that friendship, and a heartbreaking tale of oppression and abuse. Examining feminism, Americanization and the author's culpability in one woman’s fate, We Pay posits whether it is better for an abused woman to live a long life of oppression or a brief life of freedom. The piece was published in Entrophy Magazine in July of 2019.

About the Author

Heather is the author of the coming-of-age memoir, OUT FROM THE UNDERWORLD (Greenpoint Press, 2015), which placed a finalist in Foreword Reviews 2016 INDIES Book of the Year Award. Her newest work, THE KING & THE QUIRKY: A Memoir of Love, Marriage, Domesticity, Feminism & Self is due out in April 2020 (Regal House Publishing). Her creative nonfiction has appeared on Salon.com, in The Flexible Persona and Entrophy Magazine. In her past life, she founded several independent businesses, including a coffeehouse, a café, an organic juice bar, and a natural beauty bar. She currently teaches creative and academic writing for local colleges and continuing education programs, holds an MFA from The New School University, and lives in the woods of Long Island with her family in a farmhouse that always needs something fixed. More About Heather

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