S. C. Cornell

I am a writer in Mexico City at work on a novel.

My essays and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, The Drift, and LIBER: A Feminist Review.

Email me: sccornell1 at gmail


Selected Writing


Let Me Tell You What She Means
LIBER | The misrepresentation of Joan Didion.


The Abortion Plot
The New Yorker | Sara Gallardo.

Who Gets to Play in Women’s Leagues?
The New Yorker | Sex and sports. 

Our Lady of Anxiety
LIBER | Roz Chast.

How Much Do Words Matter? 
The New Yorker | Feminist etymology. 

On Androgyny 
LIBER | Susan Sontag’s utopia.


To Get It Was The Gift of Life
LIBER | Darryl Pinckney and Elizabeth Hardwick.

Fetal Rites 
The Drift | Anti-abortion propaganda.

Sex Tips From Apes 
LIBER | Sexual essentialism.

Diary of the Seduced
LIBER | Elif Batuman.

Baby, Was I Born This Way? 
LIBER | Amia Srinivasan.