Independent Female Syndrome was inspired by two books. The first was about the changing role of women in the home and workplace between World War I and World War II. The second was about the rise of the suburbs and interstate highway system after World War II. Some of the anti-feminist rhetoric expressed by opponents of women in the workplace during that era bled into my fantasies (as always!) and I began scribbling out an outline.
On the EMC end of things, Vendatrix’s There Are No Bad Girls and Downing Street’s New Girl were huge influences.
I really hope you enjoyed this story. I had a great time writing it.