About Talia

Talia Franks grew up wanting to be a professional polymath and decided that publishing and working with words is just as rewarding. A Brandeis University alum, Talia earned a bachelor’s degree in European cultural studies and linguistics, and a master’s degree in comparative humanities. As an undergraduate, she participated in numerous clubs and societies including multiple LGBTQIA+ organizations, the Brandeis Harry Potter Alliance, the Quidditch team, and co-leading the Spanish-speaking social group Charlamos. After college, she interned at Perseus Books, and a her experience working in Brandeis’ Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, intertwined with her identity as a queer person of color, has inspired her to explore the ways in which the literary world can reflect the diversity of the everyday. Talia currently volunteers with Dobby’s Sox, the Boston Area chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance, and recently graduated from the Columbia Publishing Course, receiving her certificate in July.

Talia likes her feminism intersectional and her entertainment diverse, and she created Word-for-Sense to share her thoughts about translation, writing, books, nerdiness, and language. (And also to share her life with the internet, in true millennial fashion). On a related note, she thinks that talking about herself in the third person is disconcerting but is sticking to her established methods and doing it anyway.

In her free time, Talia enjoys reading, writing, and translating poetry & prose from Spanish to English. The three things Talia will never say no to are a good cup of tea, a Harry Potter debate, or a linguistics meme.

Own Your Content

Own Your Content is a campaign from WordPress.com & CreativeMornings, encouraging creatives to own their content, platform, and the future of their work.

Hachette Book Group

The Official Website of Talia Franks

Elodie Under Glass

in vitro veritas: science, feminism and the media

Dobby's Sox

The Boston Area Chapter of The Harry Potter Alliance



We Are Star Stuff

A blog about mythology, the stars, and the new mythology, comics.


Book reviews with an Asian Americanist lens

The Green Wolf

Artist & Author Lupa

The Druid's Garden

Spiritual Journeys in Tending the Land, Permaculture, Wildcrafting, and Regenerative Living

Love, Seamus

Dear reader, It’s me! Seamus. I am here to vent to you about my day or teach you a lesson! Enjoy your day. Love, Seamus

The Nerds of Color

Pop Culture with a Different Perspective


The Official Website of Talia Franks

Crustimoney Proseedcake

The Official Website of Talia Franks

Escape Velocities

The only way out is through

Word-for-Sense and Other Stories

The Official Website of Talia Franks

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close