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  1. Candace Jane Opper is a writer, a mother, and a visual artist whose work explores the intersection of personal and cultural histories.



American Beauty Reincarnate: A Teen Masterpiece” Bright Wall/Dark Room, 03.11.24

“In Praise of a Derelict Teen Sanctuary” Alive in the Nineties, 09.02.23

“Love Buzz” Kithe, Spring/Summer 2022

“Poser” Vestoj Issue Ten: On Doubt, Jan. 2022

“Door Girl” The Normal School, 10.7.21

Earth Girls Are Easy’s Cosmic Love Affair with the San Fernando Valley” Bright Wall/Dark Room, 09.10.21

“Party On, Vlad: The Immortal Transience of Bram Stoker’s Dracula Bright Wall/Dark Room, 11.20.20

“July 15, 2019,” Featured in Lenka Clayton’s Mothers’ Days, 2020

“Deliver Me from L.L. Bean” Bright Wall/Dark Room, 05.18.20

“My Unhealthy Obsession with My Dead Middle School Crush” Narratively, 05.18.20

“An Incomplete Catalogue of Our Interactions” Pigeon Pages, 04.12.20

“To the Waitress in that South Dakota Diner” Off Assignment, 07.25.19

“Neutrals and Neons” Vestoj, 08.2.17

“The Man Who Put Down Clay” Longreads, 06.20.16

“The Suicide Memoir: True Crime, Mystery, and Grief” LitHub via Creative Nonfiction Magazine, 05.20.16

“The Death of a Dirty Word: A Conversation with Lisa Klein, Director of ‘The S Word'” BUST Magazine, 11.17.15

“How Can We Talk About Surviving a Suicide Attempt?” Bitch Magazine, 07.17.14

“The Chemistry of an Echo” Guernica Magazine, 04.01.14 (and some sweet shoutouts from The New Yorker and Longreads)

“Succumbed to Floodwaters or Adolescence” Late Night Library, 09.04.13

“The Bridge and the Water” Guernica Magazine, 09.03.13

“The Old Lady in the Ditch” Brevity Magazine, 03.17.13

“How Do We Solve Publishing’s Gender Gap?” Bitch Media, 03.07.13

“Swans Crossing and the Makings of a Forgotten Teen Melodrama” Full Stop, 01.29.13

“Five Characters in Search of a Christmas Episode” Full Stop, 12.21.12

“Heroine Addict: A Q&A with author Kate Zambreno” Bitch Media, 11.14.12

“Beer Pong Etiquette” Thought Catalog, 03.23.12

“In Defense of Childhood Stuffed Animals” Thought Catalog, 01.12.12