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Katherine Churchill

Katherine Churchill is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University of Virginia. Her writing has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Time, Literary Hub, Public BooksOxford American MagazineElectric Literature, and elsewhere. 

A watercolor Jersey Devil depicts the popular and well known legendary character that has haunted the Jersey Pine Barrens since colonial times. The Jersey Devil is described as having the head and neck of a horse with the horns of a bull, wings of a bat, tail of a serpent, talons of an eagle and cloven hooves of a goat.

Birthing the Jersey Devil

For centuries, a fork-tailed mythical creature that lurks in the pinelands of the Garden State has served as a reminder of the horrors that result when reproductive freedoms are destroyed.