writing

Jessica’s writing has appeared in a variety of publications. As part of The Mary Sue, she has covered topics such as controversial political issues and equality through a feminist lens. Additionally, she has reviewed and critiqued movies, video games, and comic books, always with an eye for representation and equality.

She is also the San Francisco curator for No Proscenium, the guide to everything immersive.

(updated 04/17)

About Immersive Experiences
04/12/2017 – Know Your Worth: Money and Building a Career in Immersive Design
03/02/2017 – The Experience Designer’s Toolbox: Games and Immersive Design
02/03/2017 – Fear is What We Learned Here, Among Other Things
10/26/2015 – The Latitude Society—a story

The Mary Sue – Assistant Editor
01/04/2017 – Virginia Says “Hold My Beer,” Creates Even More Dangerous HB2 “Bathroom Bill”
12/27/2016 – Rogue One Revived Some Iconic Characters—and a Conversation About Whether We Should Do That at All
11/21/2016 – How Saturday Night Live, The New York Times, and Bernie Sanders are Normalizing Marginalization
11/16/2016 – Arrival Review: A Near-Future Sci-Fi Lesson That Says a Lot About Our Present
11/04/2016 – Doctor Strange Review: Aesthetics Abound Across the Multiverse
11/04/2016 – What Doctor Strange Got Wrong About Asian Representation
04/07/2016 – Dear Fanboys Angry at Rogue One‘s “Mary Sue”…
08/26/2015 – On Life is Strange’s Empty Spaces and Quiet Moments

For a full list of work: The Mary Sue – Jessica Lachenal

Advocate.com
09/15/2014 – Tech’s Wakeup Call From Your Trans Coworker (originally featured on The Bold Italic)

Spinning Platters
02/03/2015 – Knife Party
07/11/2014 – The Antlers with Yellow Ostrich
07/03/2014 – Tove Lo with DJ Aaron Axelsen and Miles the DJ

Model View Culture
05/29/2014 – Transitioning In The Digital Age

Autostraddle
08/20/2013 – GaymerX Is The Gaming Convention Made For Queers…