Jody Amable

Jody Amable

Bio

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Jody Amable is a freelance writer and editor specializing in music coverage. When she's not working, she's probably baking, attempting to learn the accordion, or watching a Law & Order episode she's seen 20 times already.

Jody Amable Articles

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A Grown-A** Woman Reads Harry Potter: The Magic of Death 

So far, Deathly Hallows is, to me, about the divide between the living, the dead, and the living who have seen death. Harry and I are part of an exclusive club: Those under 30 who have experienced death. And when I say “experienced,” I don’t mean “witnessed.” I mean really, really felt it, all the way through.

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All The Reasons Jessica Williams Should Take Over The Daily Show

Jon Stewart, step aside. Your heir apparent has arrived.

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“How are you?” he said as I passed him. And that’s when I started to panic a bit. Image: Christian Koch/Unsplash.

Worst Feminist Ever: What Do I Do When An Old Guy Calls Me 'Sweetie'?

If I let everyone off the hook for extenuating circumstances like, “He’s over 50, so he probably just doesn’t know any better,” no one’s ever going to stop calling me “sweetie.”

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I don’t even know what he looked like. I was so focused on not making eye contact that I didn’t get a good look at him.

The Internal Monologue Of A Woman Being Groped At A Concert

No matter how drunk he is, he can’t NOT notice this. His hand is moving. What do I do? What do I do? Do I politely ask him to stop? Do I yell at him? Do I wheel around and whack him in the face? You don’t know what he’s doing, Jody. Calm down. Don’t make a scene.

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A Tribute To Molly, The American Girl Doll For The Geeks Among Us

In this time of toy-giving, I'm reflecting on the impact one doll made on me and, I'm willing to bet, a small subset of other girls, too.

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A Grown-A** Woman Reads Harry Potter: The Half-Baked Prince

I was waiting to finally not like a Harry Potter book, and folks, I found it. Half-Blood Prince was boring.

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I Still Live In My Hometown . . . And I Feel Like A Loser

I'm 30 years old and stuck in San Jose, the hometown I always wanted to leave. What happened?

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Adia Victoria: Southern-Born Songstress

Creator of grungy, gritty rock and roll with a poet’s heart, her critically-lauded record, Beyond the Bloodhounds, tells tales of a tumultuous childhood and split geographical identity.

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22 Thoughts I Had While Reading The First 250 Pages Of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

FINALLY someone acknowledges professional boundaries at Hogwarts.

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Confessions Of A Female Classic-Rock Geek

Like most nerd realms, music writing is a predominantly male world. Especially if, like me, your greatest love is classic rock.

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