My name is Scarlett Harris and I’m a freelance writer and blogger in Melbourne, Australia. Originally from country Victoria, I studied professional writing at Deakin University and moved to the big smoke in 2010 when I also started this here blog.
What was first entitled The Early Bird Catches the Worm, I envisioned this blog to be a cutting edge commentary on books, magazines and pop culture, with the title being somewhat wishful thinking on my part. The now-dormant Girl with a Satchel was my inspiration.
As my politics started to evolve, so did the blog, becoming more of a place for me to discuss pop culture, society and femin- and other -isms.
I knew I wanted to change the focus of the blog and have it better reflect my “brand” (whatever that is!) and The Scarlett Woman as we know it came to life early in 2014 with the help of Zoe Meagher, who’s been doing artwork for this blog since 2011.
Over the past few years I’ve been focusing more on freelance pursuits so the frequency of posts has decreased. Please check out my other work, for outlets such as Junkee, TheVine, The Lifted Brow and MamaMia, below in a space that’s updated pretty regularly.
I wrote at the end of 2014 that I want to heavily focus on my freelance career for the coming year, so hopefully that section will gradually grow as I hustle like a motherfucker to make it in this cutthroat world.
In the meantime, I’m relishing the solitude of living alone after four years of sharehousing; working for Outback Championship Wrestling (friends and longtime readers of the blog will know my not-so-dirty little secret of being a massive wrestling fan!) as an on-air personality on Channel 31 and on the administrative/creative side of things; and attempting to whittle down my ever-growing pile of books to be read. 2014 was also a year in which I completed internships with Meanjin and The Lifted Brow, which increased my skills and bulked up my resume significantly.
At the risk of being a cliché my ultimate dream, like every writer’s, is to live, work and write in New York City.
If you’d like to read more frequent (but less in-depth) musings on femin- and other -isms, follow me on Twitter why don’t you?
[Cageside Seats] WWE Superstars Who’ll Do Better On the Indies, 16th September.
[Spook Magazine] California Love: Straight Outta Compton, Tupac Shakur & Misogynoir, 11th September.
[Junkee] Rachel Hills on Asexuality, The Sex Myth & Why Female Masturbation is Still a Taboo, 31st July.
[Spook Magazine] I Am Cait Might Just Change How We See Reality TV, 29th July.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] June 20th show recap featuring Joey Ryan, 21st June.
[Spook Magazine] Australian TV & the Lack of Racial Diversity, 12th June.
[Bitch Flicks] Is Kris Jenner a Bad Mother?, 29th May.
[Bitch Flicks] Bad Mothers Are the Law of Shondaland, 28th May.
[Writer’s Bloc] Writing About Taylor Swift Ruined My Friendship!, 26th May.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] Podcast with Ricardo Rodriguez, 23rd May.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] May 22nd show recap featuring Tommy Dreamer, 23rd May.
[feminaust] Welcome to Monday: 4th May.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] Podcast with Drew Galloway, 26th April.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] April 25th show recap featuring Tyrus, 26th April.
[Bitch Flicks] Crossroads Was a Dry Run for Grey’s Anatomy, 12th April.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] Podcast with Mr. Ken Anderson & Alberto El Patron, 27th March.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] March 20th Supershow recap featuring Alberto El Patron, Mr. Ken Anderson, Drew Galloway, Scotty Too Hotty, Gangrel & Ricardo Rodriguez, 21st March.
[Junkee] Forget the “Angry Black Woman” Problem; Does Shonda Rhimes Have a Mistress Problem?, 12th March.
[TheVine] How to Make Sure Your Health & Beauty Products Are Cruelty Free, 9th March.
[feminaust] Welcome to Monday: 2nd March.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] February 28th show recap featuring Robbie E, 1st March.
[Bitch Flicks] Cristina Yang as Feminist, 27th February.
[TheVine] Why Do We Insist On Calling Women Girls?, 24th February.
[Writers Bloc] Wrestling with Obsession, 9th February.
[Bitch Flicks] Body Image on Total Divas, 5th February.
[Feminaust] Welcome to Monday: 2nd February.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] Tag Team Tournament recap, 31st January.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] Tag Team Tournament Announcement: Cadman & Vixsin, 25th January.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] Conoce a la Chicos de Lucha, 23rd January.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] Meet “The Arm Dragons”, 20th January.
[Bitch Flicks] The Choice to Be a Total Diva, 15th January.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] Meet the Loose Bastards, 12th January.
[TheVine] When Your Heroes Let You Down Is It Time to Wave Goodbye?, 8th January.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] Interview with From Parts Unknown: Fight Like a Girl Director & Producer Daniel Armstrong, 8th January.
[Feminaust] Welcome to Monday: 5th January.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] Slade Mercer: Rising Star, 17th December.
[Bitch Flicks] Lena Dunham, Slenderman & the Terror of GIRLS, 12th December.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] KrackerJak: Inside the Mind of a Madman, 9th December.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] Andy Phoenix: The Shades of Grey of the Irish Champion, 26th November.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] Spotlight On: Adam ‘Broosky’ Brooks, 10th November.
[Side Eye] OCf’nW, Volume 13, Issue 2.
[Filmme Fatales] Debauched Disney, Issue #4.
[Junkee] The Musical Wicked is As Much About Feminism As it is About Witches, 4th November.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] October 31st show recap featuring Tommy Dreamer, 1st November.
[Bitch Flicks] She’s Possessed, Baby, Possessed!, 29th October.
[TheVine] Despite the Name, It’s All About the Women on Masters of Sex, 17th October.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] October 3rd show recap featuring Al Snow, 4th October.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] September 12th show recap featuring Shelton Benjamin, 13th September.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] August 29th show recap featuring Carlito and Chris Masters, 30th August.
[Bitch Flicks] I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Feminism!, 12th August.
[Bitch Flicks] Physical & Mental Health on Orange is the New Black, 5th August.
[Bitch Flicks] Leaning In to Grey’s Anatomy, 15th July.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] June 20th show recap featuring Brian Kendrick, 21st June.
[Bitch Flicks] Enjoyment Isn’t an Item on The To Do List, 26th May.
[Outback Championship Wrestling] May 23rd show recap featuring Rob Terry, Briley Pierce and Mohamad Ali Vaez, 24th May.
[Bitch Flicks] Rape, Lies & Gossip on Gossip Girl, 25th April.
[Junkee] Was Oprah’s Reality Series Bad for Lindsay Lohan’s Career?, 23rd April.
[Junkee] Hannah Horvath and Dan Humphrey Are Basically The Same Person”, 20th March.
[Lip Mag] Feminist of the Week, 3rd March.
[Bitch Flicks] For a Good Time, Call… A Modern Rom Com About Friendship, 27th January.
[Birdee] Gossip Girl Makes Me Feel Rubbish, 23rd October.
[Filmme Fatales] Good Time Girls, Issue #3.
[TheatrePress] Review: Domestic Warfare at Melbourne Fringe, 28th September.
[TheatrePress] Review: MUST Presents Columbine, 1st September.
[TheatrePress] Review: Patricia Cornelius’ Savages, 19th August.
[TheatrePress] Review: A Very Gaga Variety Fundraising Night, 18th July.
[TheVine] Can a Feminist Love Pro Wrestling?, 14th May.
[TheVine] Wonder Why They Call U Bitch, 5th September.
[TheVine] The Rise of the Hunk, 9th August.
[TheVine] All Dogs Go To Seven, 9th July.
[MamaMia] The Perfect Vagina: Is There Such a Thing?, 3rd May.
[Feminaust] Friday Feminaust, 3rd February.
[The Good Men Project] You Give Men a Bad Name, 23rd January.
[The Good Men Project] Manning Up, 10th January.