About This Blog
When I started ThatsAGirlsCar.com in 2008, it was supposed to be about my newfound appreciation of cars — an interest I never thought I’d have. Inspired partially by my own new (well, used) car and partially by my love of “Top Gear,” I wanted to write specifically about cars and the auto industry.
Then my husband’s friends told me I’d bought “a girl’s car.” I hated that label. I hate whenever someone says this is for boys and that is for girls. So I decided to take the phrase over and make it awesome, not detrimental.
Yet the more I wrote, the more the name fit, even though my posts were rarely about cars. So much of my life has been spent getting trapped by stereotypes, fighting against them, and — on the best days — laughing at them. Sometimes you have to own what’s been holding you back. Then can you have power over it. Then can you make it awesome, not detrimental.
Today, I write about life in general. Writing, pop culture, crafts, dogs, cars — you name it.
I hope you enjoy my blog posts. Thanks for reading them.
About Sarah Rodriguez Pratt
- I have a Bachelor’s degree in English from Harvard University, and a Master’s degree in Information Studies (formerly Library Science) with specialization in Preservation Administration from UT-Austin.
- I grew up in McAllen, Texas. It’s about fifteen minutes from the Mexican border and about an hour inland from the Gulf of Mexico.
- I spend half my time writing novels (delightfully nerdy YA books with fantasy twists; some say they’re pretty good) and half my time working on freelance writing projects.
- I’m married. I have two dogs: one from the pound, and one from a rescue group. No kids, though.
- I got my first tattoo on May 13, 2011. It’s on my back. It’s an image from a Rush album (the “Caravan” / “BU2B” singles). And it’s awesome.
- I got my second tattoo on December 15, 2011. It’s the opening notes to “The Spirit of Radio,” the first Rush song I ever heard live, tied around my ankle with a bow in the back. It is also awesome.
- I used to write and draw the comic strip called “Totes McGoat,” but it’s on hiatus for now.
- The car that started it all is a used 2006 bright red BMW 330. I don’t usually care about name brands, but God, I love that car. I named him Oliver after Richard Hammond’s car from the “Top Gear” Botswana episode.
Thanks again for reading.
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