Brie turned out to be my “gateway cheese.”Read More
Aromatherapy's one of my staple self-care rituals. Because anyone can enjoy aromatherapy with a little research, a few essential oils, and an applicator—a diffuser, glass spray bottle, or even direct, topical applications—I recommend aromatherapy to everyone I meet.
Kailey Tedesco's books She Used to be on a Milk Carton (April Gloaming Publications) and These Ghosts of Mine, Siamese (Dancing Girl Press) are both forthcoming. She is the editor-in-chief of a Rag Queen Periodical and a performing member of the NYC Poetry Brothel. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. You can find her poetry featured or forthcoming in Prelude, Prick of the Spindle, Bellevue Literary Review, Vanilla Sex Magazine, and more. For more information, please visit kaileytedesco.com.
Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. They are the author of Sirs & Madams (Aldrich Press, 2014), The Gods Are Dead (Deadly Chaps Press, 2015), Marys of the Sea (Operating System, 2017), Sexting Ghosts (Unknown Press, 2018), Xenos (Agape Editions, 2016), and is the editor of A Shadow Map: Writing by Survivors of Sexual Assault (CCM, 2017). They received their MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is the founder of Yes, Poetry and the managing editor for Civil Coping Mechanisms and Luna Luna Magazine. Some of their writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Brooklyn Magazine, Prelude, BUST, Spork Press, and elsewhere. Joanna also leads workshops at Brooklyn Poets. joannavalente.com / Twitter: @joannasaid / IG: joannacvalenteRead More
Kristin Garth is a poet from Pensacola, a knee sock enthusiast and a sonnet stalker. In addition to Luna Luna, her sonnets have stalked the pages of Occulum, Anti-Heroin Chic, Faded Out, Hedgehog Poetry, Drunk Monkeys, Ghost City Review and many other publications. Her chapbook Pink Plastic House is available through maverickduckpress.com. Follow her sonnets, socks and secrets on Twitter: @lolaandjolie and her website: kristingarth.wordpress.comRead More
…She begged her mother to let her get the Vamp shade…Read More
I remember being in my Catholic school uniform, Doc Martens, and goth choker, feeling completely lost among most of my peers. I was trying to find ways to fit in as much as possible, to make my childhood a bit more bearable. But then, I began questioning all of it. I question everything these days, too — like shaving. I used to shave every other day. It’s just what I did — just like I tried to fit in. But about two years ago, I experimented and stopped shaving all the various regions and curves of my body (like my vag, legs and arms).Read More
Joanna C. Valente is a ghost who lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is the author of Sirs & Madams (Aldrich Press, 2014), The Gods Are Dead (Deadly Chaps Press, 2015), Marys of the Sea (The Operating System, 2017), Xenos (Agape Editions, 2016), and Sexting Ghosts (Unknown Press, 2018). They are the editor of A Shadow Map: An Anthology by Survivors of Sexual Assault (CCM, 2017), and received a MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is also the founder of Yes, Poetry, a managing editor for Luna Luna Magazine and CCM, as well as an instructor at Brooklyn Poets. Some of their writing has appeared in Brooklyn Magazine, BUST, Them, Prelude, Apogee, Spork, The Feminist Wire, and elsewhere.Read More
My hair is not a petty thing. My hair holds stories.Read More
Paper, pen, stapler. Your voice.Read More
Women and Non-binary people of color have often been overlooked by film, books, and music, yet their communities are strong. Here are a few fun Instagram accounts that celebrate the darker things in life.Read More
Chaya Bhuvaneswar is a practicing physician and writer whose work has appeared in Narrative Magazine, Tin House, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Awl, jellyfish review, aaduna and elsewhere, with poetry forthcoming in Natural Bridge, apt magazine and Hobart. Her poetry and prose juxtapose Hindu epics, other myths and histories, and the survival of sexual harassment and racialized sexual violence by diverse women of color. She recently received the Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Prize, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship and a Henfield award for her writing. Her work received four Pushcart Prize anthology nominations this year. Follow her on Twitter at @chayab77 including for upcoming readings and events.Read More
Tabitha Blankenbiller is a Pacific University MFA grad living outside of Portland, Oregon. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, Catapult, Narratively, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Hobart, and a number of other venues. Her debut essay collection EATS OF EDEN is forthcoming from Alternating Current Press in March 2018.Read More
Identifying as anything other than the norm can be isolating. At best, you become the token at the party, the token friend; at worst, you're excluded, silenced, abused. Coming out and identifying as transgender or nonbinary can be scary, especially considering the current political climate. It's vulnerable to be ourselves, but especially when that self is being discriminated against, and even killed.Read More
... a way to document my personal progress...Read More