About The Dollhouse
I began The Dollhouse to explore my personal history as an adoptee as well as to interrogate the ideas of identity, feminism, and home. Creating worlds through play allows me to design utopias where women rule on a 1:12-scale. Dolls and dollhouses represent a hyper-sexualized way of thinking about women. I wanted to turn that idea on its head and acknowledge its power.
Megan Culhane Galbraith’s work has been published or is forthcoming in Longreads, Catapult, PANK, The Coachella Review, Hotel Amerika, Beyond, The Manifest Station, The Review Review, and Literary Orphans, among others. A fellow of The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and The Saltonstall Foundation, she directs the GIV/Young Writers Institute at Bennington College, was a Scholar at BinderCon, and a finalist for the 2015 AWP WC&C Scholarship judged by Xu Xi. She’s at work on a hybrid memoir-in-essays titled, The Guild of the Infant Saviour, which explores motherhood, the tension between nature and nurture, the transformation of New York City, and the many forms of shame and surrender. It will incorporate photos from The Dollhouse. Megan is a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars.