Memoir Mixtapes Vol.3, B-Sides

On Lucinda Williams’ “Are You Alright?” by Allison McCarthy

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About the Author:
Allison McCarthy is a writer with a focus on personal essays, feminism and social justice.  Her work has been featured in print and online publications such as The Washington PostThe Guardian (U.K.), AlterNetTheEstablishmentVoxRogerEbert.comTime.comArgotxoJaneDAME, Autostraddle, Shabby Doll House, Ravishly, The (“Human Parts” series), Bitchmake/shiftMs. (blog), GirlisticYourTangoHip Mama, Bustle, Global CommentRole/RebootShamelessThe Feminist WireColorsNWThe Baltimore Review and Hoax, as well as in several anthologies. Her work has been cited by The Atlantic column “This Week in Pop Culture Writing.” Her essay “And She Was” (Argot) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A graduate of Goucher College (B.A. – English and Women’s Studies) and the Master of Professional Writing program at Chatham University, she currently lives in Maryland. Her website is and her Twitter handle is @allison_writes

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