At SR, we love keeping up with our past contributors. Their pursuit of their literary or artistic talents and passions is inspiring.
Today, we’re sharing about Megan Mayhew Bergman, who has published numerous essays and articles this year.
Most recently, Megan wrote an essay for The New Yorker. The essay, “The Vibrant Life and Quiet Passing of Dottie Dodgion,” discusses the remarkable events of the drummer’s life. Dodgion was consistently involved in music – playing instruments, singing, and dancing – from age 16 until she died at age 90.
Megan is also a contributor to The Guardian and has written four articles for it this year, all on different topics.
- “Hunger work: a small but ambitious food pantry redefines what resilience can be” explores the question of why a food bank in Hilton Head, South Carolina – an affluent city – regularly has people lined up out the door.
- “Decades ahead of his time: history catches up with visionary Jimmy Carter” shares how the documentary Carterland alters our view of the president.
- “And then there were two: can northern white rhinos be saved from extinction?” explains how new stem cell technology may offer hope for the animals.
- “Pale and gelatinous: I tried vegan seafood so you don’t have to” recounts Megan’s experience trying the food and makes a case for its necessity.
And in June, Megan sat down to chat with author Jeff VanderMeer and actor Lili Taylor. The conversation about birds, beauty, and books can be found on LitHub.
Congratulations, Megan, on sharing your work in so many places! To learn more about Megan, visit her website.