Viannah E. DuncanEpiphany: a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple or commonplace occurrence or experience. I’ve had a few. You can even read about some of them here on this site.

What do you need to know about me that you don’t already know or can’t figure out from my menagerie of posts?

I am in my thirties and hold a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. I have a cat, Cleo; a younger sister, Bunny; and a younger brother, Johnny. I like spaghetti with marinara sauce, green tea Pocky, root beer, ice water, homemade apple pie, dill pickles, Kellogg’s® Raisin Bran, Post® Honey Bunches of Oats, In-N-Out grilled cheese with crispy french fries, spreadable sharp cheddar cheese, Ritz® crackers, and pretty much anything my genius-in-the-kitchen mom makes.

My interests include LGBT/women’s/human rights activism, winterguard and colorguard, Japanese popular culture and anime, skeptically studying Christianity, Pagan and Earth religions, sex work and sexuality, psychology and sociology with a focus in gender relations, poetry, creative nonfiction, etymology, volunteering, and American history. I would like to spend my career writing and editing and helping people on the edges of society (specifically: children, the elderly, and the mentally ill).

To hire me as an editor or reviewer, please check out my Editing and Reviews page for more information and my rates.

For personal inquiries, contact me here: iwasborninjune[at]gmail[dot]com, or just leave a comment on one of my entries. I wholeheartedly encourage conversation and dialogue and would love to hear other points of view (as long as we’re all civil about it). Also, it’s nice to know I’m not just blathering to myself out here on the internets. ^_^

You can also find me at Elevate Difference and Hippocampus.

the US Postal Service
New York City’s subway system
beautiful children’s books
pretty umbrellas
the use of a working toilet
poetic justice
case studies

color: violet, indigo, emerald, camouflage
number: 3, large prime numbers
season: Autumn-into-Winter
time of day: midday, midnight
stone: amethyst, blue sapphire
invention: light bulb, printing press, plastic
shoe: Mary Jane heels, knee-high boots, round-toe pumps
etymological site: podictionary.com, Hot for Words

page first published on 31 December 2007; updated as needed.

4 thoughts on “about/contact

  • Wednesday, 08 September 2010 at 13:17:01

    I am a researcher in the University of Virginia Department of Psychology, and I’m conducting a web-based study of engaged same-sex and different-sex couples. I am writing to respectfully ask if you’d be willing to post a notice of my study on your website. The study has been approved by the University of Virginia Institutional Review Board, which ensures ethical research conduct. They have also approved the text I would ask you to post, included below.

    Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!


    Cristina Reitz-Krueger
    Doctoral Student
    University of Virginia
    (434) 243-8558

    P.S. Here is the text:

    Engaged volunteers needed!

    I am looking for volunteers for a study of attitudes towards marriage and parenthood among engaged couples. The study consists of a 25-30 minute online survey. To qualify for the study, you must be 20-35 years old, live in the U.S., and plan to marry or have a commitment ceremony within the next 365 days. You and your romantic partner must not have children, and this must be the first marriage for both of you.

    You can:

    -Help a doctoral candidate;
    -Increase the pool of scientific knowledge;
    -Support research on marriage and families; and
    -Spend some time thinking about your relationship!

    I am working with Dr. Charlotte J. Patterson, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. This study has been approved by the University of Virginia Institutional Review Board #2009025800.

    If you and/or your romantic partner are interested in participating or want further information, please email me at survey.couples@gmail.com. I will send you a link that you can use to access the study.


    Cristina Reitz-Krueger
    Doctoral Student
    University of Virginia
    (434) 243-8558

  • Tuesday, 15 February 2011 at 03:19:26

    Good Morning,

    Read your review of Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo. I am going to read it as a friend who recently lost her Mother, just read it and enjoyed and and we will be discussing it.

    Thanks for your review; I will come back later when I have read it or have more to say.

    Have a good day,

  • Sunday, 07 August 2011 at 07:30:54

    Good Morning V.E.

    I read your review of Heaven is for Real, now I want to read it for myself. Thank you for the very objective review. it is raining today, and I really wish I had it to read today.

    Have a fabulous day V.E.


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