Tabitha Blankenbiller

Tabitha Blankenbiller lives outside of Portland, Oregon with her husband, daughter, and two cats. Her essays have been featured in Tin House, The Rumpus, Salon, Electric Lit, and a number of other publications. Her debut collection EATS OF EDEN was released in 2018 from Alternating Current Press.

Stories By Tabitha Blankenbiller

How Conquering the Disney Cosplay Universe Helped Me Finally Love My Body

As a kid, I thought I was too fat to dress up as my favorite cartoon characters. As an adult, I discovered a subculture that became one of the greatest joys of my life.

The Sounders and The Fury

If you think Major League Soccer fans are any less fierce and aggressive than Europe’s notorious soccer hooligans, try life as a die-hard Seattle Sounders fanatic relocated to Portland Timbers country.

How Grumpy Cat Changed My Life

After driving over three hours to take a photo with a frowny-faced feline, a writer ponders the cat-celebrity phenomenon, and all its maddening memes and gif-filled gloriousness.