Tabatha Wharton (Muntzinger) is a poet, essayist, and sociologist as bright as her formerly mermaid-hued hair. A diverse Millennial writer/blogger in Dayton, OH, Tabatha weaves eloquent stories from the material of daily life that cut to the heart of issues that plague women across the nation including divorce and infidelity, raising children with special needs, coping with mental and chronic illness, and living on a socioeconomic divide. Specializing in intersectional feminist and gender theory, alternative parenting, and all things postmodern housewifery, Tabatha is a walking billboard for third wave feminism. Her BA and in-process graduate work in Sociology and Gender Studies give her keen insight to the daily grind of all manner of relationships, which she highlights in her insightful, raw and honest poetry and blogs. Her writing has been featured on BlogHer, HuffPo, BonBon Break, and Elephant Journal as well as various other blogs/sites, and her previous home renovation projects and design expertise were featured on The Snug, This Old House, HomeTalk, Home Depot, and HGTV.com as well as myriad home decor and DIY blogs. She was the recipient of the BlogHer 2014 Photo of The Year Award in the category of Selfie for an image from her participation in the #365feministselfie Instagram project, which is ongoing to this day. In 2016, she was featured on HuffPo's Love + Sex podcast about her Year of Celibacy project. Her poetry has been published in the collection WOMb: Celebrating Mothers and was honored as the 4th place nomination for Poem of The Year in 2018 by Her Heart Poetry and Artlixir Poetry. Her poetry and prose collection manic pixie suicide mistress debuted in 2018.
In her non-digital life, she is a single mom to her two children and the main herder of five cats and two dogs in her Midwestern home town. Her favorite color is purple, she loves coffee and good company, and fashion is her weakness. You can usually find her putzing around Instagram.