Courtney Gorter

Courtney is a staff writer at SparkNotes, and regular contributor to BNTeens and BuzzFeed.
Recent Articles

The Biggest Trend In Parenting Is ~Supreme~

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is everywhere, and I don’t just mean “in the Supreme Court” or “at the gym, doing more push-ups in one day than you or I will do in our entire lives.” (The woman is 85 years old and a two-time cancer survivor and she is st…
By Courtney Gorter

'Harry Potter' Helped Me Come Out To My Mom

Reading a book 200 times is a surefire way to find out whether you love it or want to throw its rhyming llama couplets into the diaper pail. Children's books especially do a tricky dance for an audience of squinty-eyed parents and wide-eyed tots: the…
By Courtney Gorter

Every Existential Crisis Alice in Wonderland Ever Gave Me

Reading a book 200 times is a surefire way to find out whether you love it or want to throw its rhyming llama couplets into the diaper pail. Children's books especially do a tricky dance for an audience of squinty-eyed parents and wide-eyed tots: the…
By Courtney Gorter

Here's The Big Problem With Erasing Dumbledore's Gayness From 'Fantastic Beasts'

Let me just say this: I love Harry Potter. I’m a Harry Potter fan first and a human being second. But the latest piece of Fantastic Beasts news is, well, a blow. Director David Yates said in an Entertainment Weekly interview that Dumbledore’s sexuali…
By Courtney Gorter

Everything Children's Books Ever Lied to Me About

Reading a book 200 times is a surefire way to find out whether you love it or want to throw its rhyming llama couplets into the diaper pail. Children's books especially do a tricky dance for an audience of squinty-eyed parents and wide-eyed tots: the…
By Courtney Gorter

I Learned How To Hold A Baby From Bradley Cooper, & Guys, I Don't Think I'm Doing It Right

I’m a twenty-something-year-old woman who just recently held a baby for the first time. What can I say? I didn’t previously know a ton of people with babies, and how often do you encounter a baby in the wild? Hardly ever. And when the fateful moment …
By Courtney Gorter