Stephanie Schroeder

Photograph by Maeghan Donohue

As a teenager growing up in rural Wisconsin, I worked on a local produce farm. My farmer-employer’s statement that I would be “pickin’ plantin’ and plowin’ pickles and eating green pole beans right off the stalk” for the rest of my life inspired me to leave the Midwest and make my way to NYC to live my dream of being a writer.

A freelance writer and activist based in Brooklyn, New York, my writing has been anthologized in the classic anthology, That's Revolting: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation and included in the Lambda-Literary Award-nominated anthology, Here Come the Brides: Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage. I have read and curated installments of the NYC-based LBGT storytelling series, Queer Memoir, was the featured creative non-fiction judge for Iris Brown Lit Magazine’s debut issue, have published autobiographical pieces on LES Downtown and Thought Catalog, and was a contributing editor at Curve Magazine for seven years.

My memoir, Beautiful Wreck: Sex, Lies & Suicide, was published in September 2012. You can read more about this project by clicking on the link below:

Selected Works

Takeover of inner-city areas by affluent outsiders 'is a concern everywhere’
An unexpected surprise came along with my apartment exchange...
Bread and Puppet’s 50th Anniversary NYC performance
Creative inspiration from blind American Indian artist Sacheen Smith.
The sexy crooner goes country, moves uptempo and reminds us why we still constantly crave her.
k.d. lang and her pursuit of happiness
In search of lesbian country music singers
Queer Girl Rockers Flower in the Garden State
Naughty Knitter: Liz Collins makes yarn misbehave, in a good way.
Save money and see the world in the comfort of someone else's home.