Farrell Greenwald Brenner is a queer troublemaker and a Dana Scully enthusiast. She’s a writer and a fighter and an MLA-citer. She’s also a poet, and her first collection of poetry, Diatribe from the Library (Headmistress Press) is available for purchase here. You can also check out her other works of poetry or book her for a reading. Her inspirations and influences include Carrie Fisher, June Jordan, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Audre Lorde, Mahmoud Darwish, Adrienne Rich, DarkMatter, Sara Ahmed, and so many others.
Farrell served as the editor-in-chief of The OutCrowd Magazine, Syracuse University’s LGBTQ publication, for three years during her time as a student there. In rare and fleeting moments of respite, she can be found watching The X-Files.
Farrell graduated in May of 2017 with a degree in women’s & gender studies and citizenship & civic engagement. She also has a minor in Russian–she’s not sure how that happened but it was очень fun. She also speaks French and some Polish, and wants to learn Yiddish by 2030. Her research is on the Aryan- and Polish-passing women and girl couriers in the Jewish resistance movements of Nazi-occupied Poland. She currently lives in the Hudson Valley region of New York State and works at a nonprofit organization.