Variations

    Through this piece and upcoming series, I’m attempting to shine a brief light on the infinite complexity that is gender and identity. Gender is a tough subject to tackle. There are many varying facets to consider and we have all been culturally conditioned in a way that our first instinct on the subject…

Our Lady of Forgiveness

When I was fourteen, I received a death threat through a MySpace message from a disgruntled eighth grade girl. This was my first introduction to “girl hate.” The hostility, anxiety, and sheer terror that resulted from this message created an internalized hatred for women within me that would take me years to overcome. My first…

Guest Artist: Poet Meggie Royer

    Ode to Ovaries According to biology women are born with all the eggs//they’ll ever have// so some girl collects robin shells//and finches and blue jays// drains the slippery bodies inside like oysters//til all that’s left//is hollow// til their dead pulses//turn this into a poem//and she waits// and waits and waits//lining them up on…

‘Pink to Make the Boys Wink’ and the Transition from Little Girl to Young Woman

Recently I’ve been interested in exploring my transition from young girl to young woman in my work. It has always been something that has intrigued me, particularly the role that my sexuality played in this transitioning process. I feel that becoming sexually active was one of the main events that signified my new ‘young woman’ status…