Once upon a time, courts prosecuted women who talked too much, too loudly, or said things people didn't like. They called these women "scolds". At The Scold, we celebrate our freedom to talk about whatever we want. And what we want to talk about is history, books, and the Bachelorette.


Tiffany D. Vann Sprecher holds a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. She was awarded the Olivia Remie Constable Award from the Medieval Academy of America and has published in Salon, History News Network, Speculum, Journal of Medieval History and Bulletin of the History of Medicine. Her intellectual acumen is fervently sought after by all. She has lectured on medieval history in a variety of places including Columbia University, a Game of Thrones party, and Rikers Island Correctional Center.


Danika Myers is a member of the University Writing Program faculty at George Washington University. Her poetry has appeared in journals including Beloit Poetry Journal and Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion, and Forklift, Ohio. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and spends her free time starting more knitting projects than she finishes and running very, very slowly. 

Marli Kaufmann lives in New York. She enjoys writing about entertainment, culture, feminism and satire. Her pieces have appeared in Refinery29 and Daddy Issues: Houston's Raunchiest Personal's Zine.