In 2012, Forbes named Lacy one of the top 20 most influential businesswomen in the world. Resides in Moss Beach, CA. Well, other people have said that it’s personified, and I don’t think that I’m personifying. Saying that some of us are closer to nature than others gives some people permission to commit violence against others,because those “others” are more like a body and less like a mind,in the white supremacist conception of nature. I also don’t think it’s useful to pretend to be an authority, necessarily, on all of these things. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Boston Globe Magazine, Off Assignment, Appalachia Journal, and WBUR Cognoscenti. in literature from Rhodes College. 50% of these people are married, and 50% are single. It’s not dynamic in the way that we are. [11] Lacy cites the history of harassment, threats, and betrayals she has seen and experienced in the Silicon Valley area as the reason for her exit. We spoke about the tidiness, or lack thereof, of essay endings; her inclusive moral framework; and the purview and boundaries of an essayist’s work. Johnson is judging the Sonora Review’s 2020 Nonfiction contest, EXTINCTION (submissions open now, closing on March 27, 2020). Sarah Ruth Bates is the Managing Editor of Sonora Review, and a first-year MFA candidate at the University of Arizona. With the Flood Museum, a lot of people’s stories are part of that space. But on the other hand, I also know the role that narrativizing a trauma can play in the process of healing. Copyright © 2019 Sonora Review And it was super snoozy, and sometimes I had to write to a physicist and go, can uranium explode if you set it on fire? Everything is curated and constructed and formed, and so I think I just try to be transparent about that, partly in the way that I write about things, but also in my notes, saying, my ideas are coming from this place and this place and this place, and this tradition of thinkers. Resides in San Francisco, CA. Lacy M. Johnson: I do think it is a bit of a necessary evil, because each text represents where our thinking is at that point in time, but we obviously continue to grow, and our thoughts change. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Paris Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Tin House, Guernica, Fourth Genre, Creative Nonfiction, Sentence, TriQuarterly, Gulf Coast and elsewhere. Interview with Contest Judge Lacy M. Johnson, Issue 77 Contest Winners — ENCOUNTER & WONDER, Brass Atoms: An Interview with Samuel Rafael Barber | Jonathan Riccio. And sometimes it’s not even navigating those various “should”s that makes me have to tap out, it’s the triggers of the world, and I don’t—I tend to dislike the way that “trigger” has become used, in popular culture, I think it’s used by people who have no trauma, you know, who say they have been “triggered”—but I do think it’s the right word to describe the effects of certain stimuli on people who have suffered trauma. ", "Sarah Lacy's PandoDaily launches with $2.5 million in funding", "PandoDaily's Threatening Email Meltdown", "Uber executive casually threatens journalist with smear campaign", "Uber Executive Suggests Digging Up Dirt On Journalists", "The horrific trickle down of Asshole culture: Why I've just deleted Uber from my phone", "Sarah Lacy, the founder of Pando, is selling the blog, quitting journalism, and ditching Silicon Valley after 20 years because she is tired of being sexually harassed and threatened",, 21st-century American non-fiction writers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 9 August 2020, at 23:48.