Julia Scott

Recent Work

Detour: La Mission

Detour
June 18th, 2016

Frida Kahlo de Rivera watches over San Francisco's Mission District. (Julia Scott)

Produced by Julia Scott in partnership with KQED, this 60-minute Detour asks: What does it mean to “belong” in the Mission District, a San Francisco neighborhood in the midst of unprecedented upheaval and gentrification?

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Joseph Plamondon, aka Indian Joe, in San Francisco.

One of San Francisco’s best-known characters, Indian Joe, likes to dress up as his inspiration: Alice Cooper. He talks about overcoming addiction and making friends in one of the city’s toughest neighborhoods, the Tenderloin.

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Detour: Our Tenderloin

Detour
June 18th, 2015

A view from inside Aunt Charlies Lounge in San Francisco's Tenderloin.  (Detour)

Reported and written by Julia Scott, this 50-minute Detour invites you to walk San Francisco’s most misunderstood neighborhood with people who call it home.

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The Loneliest Man in Belize

New York Times Magazine
May 22nd, 2015

Caleb Orozco. Photo credit Julia Scott

Five years ago, Caleb Orozco lent his name to a legal challenge to overturn Belize’s anti-sodomy laws. Now his name is a national slur.

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What It’s Like To Write About Polyamory

The Back Story Podcast
February 15th, 2015

William Winters, Anna Hirsch and their partners. Copyright San Francisco Magazine.

The Back Story’s Leah Rose interviewed Julia Scott on the high highs, low lows, and endless trade-offs of the group relationship.

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My Bed Runneth Over

San Francisco Magazine
February 15th, 2015

“So are you guys in an equilateral triangle, or are you more of a V?” A dark-haired woman leans over to an eager-looking young couple seated next to her and holds up her thumb and forefinger. Each of the V signifies a person; the fleshy connective tissue between them stands for the partner to whom they’re both sexually connected.

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DRIVEL: Deliciously Bad Writing by Your Favorite Authors

Edited By Julia Scott, Perigee Books
September 5th, 2014

Edited by Julia Scott, DRIVEL features terrible early writing by established authors who really ought to have known better than to trust her with their work.

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Confessions of a Bad Writer Gone Good

Huffington Post
September 2nd, 2014

There is a certain kind of bad writing that occurs when you are between the ages of 16 and 24 and have an audience of one. ‘Self-indulgent’ doesn’t begin to describe it, and in fact to do so would minimize the intense feeling of urgency of budding writers of a certain age who feel called to bear witness to our years of transition.

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I went 28 days without applying soaps, shampoo or deodorant while I tested out an invisible live bacterial body spray that promised to leave my skin feeling cleaner and more hydrated. Here’s what happened next.

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