Workshopping My Personal Brands Under Late-Stage Capitalism

by Meghan Bell

Meghan Bell’s fiction and poetry have appeared in literary journals across Canada, and she has written critical essays about wealth, capitalism, and mental health for The Walrus and The Tyee. She is the former publisher of Room Magazine, a co-founder of the Growing Room literary and arts festival, and a current editorial board member and graphic designer for the organization. In November 2019, Meghan joined Resource Movement, a community of young Canadians with wealth and/or class privilege working toward the redistribution of wealth, land, and power.

“Poor Little Rich Girl”
Daddy Issues Socialist
Sadcore Class Traitor

Has Naturally Blonde Hair
Chews Off Most Of Her Fingernails
“Purposefully Un-Groomed”

That Girl Who Lived In Books And Got Lost
Wandering Inside Herself
Former Gifted Kid Energy
Math Prodigy Turned Tetris Addict
Doing “The Bare Minimum”

Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
#neurodiversesquad

That Girl Who Cries Until The Bathtub’s Full
And Bathes For Seven Hours
Adult Child Of Narcissists
Adult Child Of An Alcoholic
Adult Child

“Hateful Meghan”
Sexual Assault Survivor Gone Insane
Chainsaw Between Your Legs

That Girl Who Once Took You Home From The Bar
To Watch Disney Movies With Her
Hell Spawn Of “Super Thieves”
First Daughter Of An Adoptee
“Trash Is Trash”

Stoner On The Seawall
Desperate To Disappear
Desperate To Be Seen

That Girl Who Is Undeserving Of Your Empathy
(Who Was Never Asking For It)

 


Meghan Bell’s fiction and poetry have appeared in literary journals across Canada, and she has written critical essays about wealth, capitalism, and mental health for The Walrus and The Tyee. She is the former publisher of Room Magazine, a co-founder of the Growing Room literary and arts festival, and a current editorial board member and graphic designer for the organization. In November 2019, Meghan joined Resource Movement, a community of young Canadians with wealth and/or class privilege working toward the redistribution of wealth, land, and power.

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