Barwhore vs. Barfly

A look into Charles Bukowski from the perspective of a woman writer

Photo of me at my writing desk

I found Bukowski, and like any other teenage boy, I instantly wanted to be him. I wanted to fuck and drink and write about it. The problem was that I wasn’t a teenage boy. I was a young girl who looked even younger than my age. I found myself doing a lot of the drinking and fucking but not the writing about it because of the double standard placed on women vs…



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store