Green Screen: The Lack of Female Road Narratives and Why it Matters

Vanessa Veselka writes for The American Reader: “In the November 2012 GQ I wrote an essay detailing some of my experiences as a teenage hitchhiker. The article, ‘The Truck Stop Killer,’ focused on a ride I had hitched with a possible serial killer who, I believe, had murdered other girls and was going to murder me. The piece also described some of what it was like living in truck stops, sleeping in two-hour shifts, avoiding violence daily, and experiencing the country peripherally, through the lens of the interstate.”