an excerpt from “Dykes Day”

The following is an excerpt from dykes day, a holigay; dykes day is an anthology of poetry, prose, and fiction. Visit http://www.dykesday.gay to buy their new book! Fall 2003 So, I’m just sitting there, pulling on my sleeve, brushing mites off the basket, just doing lil fidgety shit…but really, I’m looking at Jaleesa out the … Read morean excerpt from “Dykes Day”

(Issue 16) Prose Feature: “I hope my writing creates mirrors” – Neema Avashia

by Serena Zets I think I read so much because I’m on a never-ending search for a book, a voice, a character, or an author who speaks to not only my sum but all of my individual parts too. I seek a single page, or even a paragraph, that makes me feel seen. I’m often … Read more(Issue 16) Prose Feature: “I hope my writing creates mirrors” – Neema Avashia

So What Do You DO All Day? by Mi Nguyen

Image by Qian Shi So What Do You DO All Day? Spoiler alert: Nothing. Health is a full-time job for people with chronic illnesses, and that’s okay. Our value as people is not defined by how much we “contribute” to society. For some reason, this is a difficult thing to grasp for many. We don’t … Read moreSo What Do You DO All Day? by Mi Nguyen

“Fat Chance, Charlie Vega” by Crystal Maldonado – Reviewed by Capri Huffman

Image by Capri Huffman ★★★★☆ Crystal Maldonado’s award-winning 2021 YA debut romance novel Fat Chance, Charlie Vega is a refreshing and honest portrayal of a fat Puerto Rican girl with a good heart and a complicated life falling in love for the first time. Firmly grounded in the contemporary here and now, the novel authentically … Read more“Fat Chance, Charlie Vega” by Crystal Maldonado – Reviewed by Capri Huffman

you have a body now by Nico Shea

Image: David Hockeny Pool I, 1978-80 You became a woman at eight years old. You don’t get your period until much later, but at eight years old, you are confronted with the uncomfortable realization that your female body is the object of desire of the straight male species. It is in an instant that this … Read moreyou have a body now by Nico Shea

It Gets Worse by Pavel Frolov

Photo provided by Pavel Frolov Wednesday, June 27, 2001       Last night at your high school graduation there were bodyguards all over the place. Cameras were flashing. It felt like a red-carpet premier of a movie with all the stars in attendance. The ceremony wasn’t held at the actual location of the Professional … Read moreIt Gets Worse by Pavel Frolov

(Issue 15) Prose Feature: Chloe Dulce Louvouezo

Interview by Carolina Meurkens and Selvi Bunce Chloe Dulce Louvouezo is a Congolese-American author, mother, and advocate for women whose work is driven by discourse on identity and healing. She is author of Life, I Swear: Intimate Stories from Black Women on Identity, Healing, and Self-Trust (HarperCollins Publishers, November 2021), through which she explores nuances … Read more(Issue 15) Prose Feature: Chloe Dulce Louvouezo

I Didn’t Know Much by Nwokedi Kenechukwu

Photo Source: Instagram @therealkaycee_  I didn’t know much, but I knew this was funny: The man who cheated on me a few days after we began a relationship sent me a one-thousand word breakup text beginning with a Maya Angelou quote – you know, the slightly annoying one about “people showing you who they are … Read moreI Didn’t Know Much by Nwokedi Kenechukwu

Chuddies by Marise Phillips

Image by artist duo Sacrée Frangine (@sacree_frangine) My best friend through high school was Indian by way of South Africa. She introduced me to her parents with pride: ‘Marise is more Indian than all of us, she was actually born there!’ When I first heard that, I was mortified. To me, her Gujurati family, the … Read moreChuddies by Marise Phillips

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