Erika Schickel

Erika Schickel


Erika Schickel is the author of You’re Not the Boss of Me: Adventures of a Modern Mom. Her essays, journalism, and criticism have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The LA Weekly, Salon, Tin House, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles, and is nearly finished with her second book, The Big Hurt, a memoir of unrequited love. You can read all about her at

Erika Schickel Articles

And with that, I became a Taxi Dancer. Ten cents a dance, that's what they pay me.

Taxi Dancer: Giving Myself Away, One Song At A Time

I did it for the money, sure, but also out of a strange mixture of boredom, perversion, and self-abnegation. Giving myself away, one song at a time.