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

I am worried, though, that my memory has been so spotty and, thus, my attention is starting to wane for the first time. Maybe I really am too old for this.

A Grown-A** Woman Reads Harry Potter: Love In The Time Of Voldemort

The further I get into this series, the harder time I am having remembering what the eff has happened so far. You see, I am an Old Lady.

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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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What I Learned From Talking Back To Men

Harnessing the courage within myself—courage I didn’t even know I had—to coolly, calmly call this guy out has made me a better human being.

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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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These books have made me so suspicious. Image: Warner Brothers.

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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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 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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My Top 10 Ultimate Eyeroll Sheroes

A few weeks back, I got looped into an Instagram chat with some coworkers from one of my gigs, who were snarking about the fact that the

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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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“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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