Hannah Grieco /
March 1, 2023
If you were red riding hood | Hannah Grieco

About The Author

Hannah Grieco

Hannah Grieco is a writer living in Washington, DC.

I write about the mothers and stepmothers in fairy tales a lot. I love exploring the literary “bad mother” role and how it is shaped by (and even shapes) society’s shifting view of motherhood. But in “If you were red riding hood,” I wanted to reimagine the character of Red Riding Hood, to examine how she’s locked into her own caregiving role, and to subvert the idea of the villain in the story. I wanted to remove all traces of the “bad guy” from this story and instead intertwine female desire and freedom. It felt particularly timely.