Melanie Pryor is a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights at Suffolk University, Boston, and holds a PhD in creative writing from Flinders University, South Australia. Her research on eco-autobiography is published in a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, and her personal essays in Meanjin, Southerly, Overland, and Lip Magazine. She writes about the body, place, wild landscapes, and women’s nature memoirs.
ArticlesIntroductionWhen she divorced, Cheryl Strayed chose for herself an entirely new surname. In Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found, the memoir she wrote and published in 2012 about hiking 1,100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from the Mojave Desert to the...Read more