Becca Rose writes about feminism, pop culture, weird moments from her childhood, and her love of cheese. Ideally she will weave all these things into a career one day.
Meanwhile, she makes music sometimes, writes in many places, tweets a lot @bookbeaut, and spends her days in libraries.
Hometown: I grew up on a nature preserve a few hours outside of L.A. Pretty sure it was land designated for protecting some kind of desert moth. To this day, have never seen that moth.
Where I live now: I live in a city that has just one escalator in rural Northern California.
Fave book of ALL time: Picking favorites is VERY HARD for me, especially with books! It’s like trying to choose a favorite fairy godmother. But the first book that stuck with me was “A Ring of Endless Light” by Madeline L’Engle.
Person who inspires me the most: My best friend Anne. She’s got Type 1 Diabetes and handles it so graciously, and you’d never know the many challenges she’s faced unless she told you because her sunny outlook on life is relentless and beautiful.
Music I listen to when I write: It varies widely! Frank Ocean, First Aid Kit, or an all-time favorite, Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto album.
Fave place to work: I like to go to a little cafe around the corner from my house when I’m writing. My best day job ever has been working with children in public libraries!
Writers I look up to: Melina Marchetta, Roxane Gay, Kristin Cashore, Sarah Dessen. Also, I’m gonna be real and confess that I admire the writing of my fellow HG contributors Jess Tholmer, Sammy Nickalls, and Carly Lane.
Favorite GIF ever: Dooneese from SNL. I employ this GIF in fights, flirtations, and everything else.
This is the best meme: Heavy Breathing Cat! You can use it to describe your feelings about anything! Pizza, soft blankets, hot people, naps!
My favorite story I wrote for HelloGiggles is: This one about being in your early 20’s and not having things figured out, because it was oringinally about me but then it resonated with so many people and their responses helped me feel less alone.
The title of my memoir would be: Inside-Out Underwear and other Struggles: a Memoir.