Dear Readers, Please accept my sincerest apologies for the time it has taken me to write this post. After losing my beloved dog and best friend, Lola, a few months ago now, I felt quite lost and, for a while, […]
It’s unsurprising, but heartbreaking that ‘for the love of black girls’ chronicles how often communities & lovers fall short of recognizing Black girls – here, perhaps permutations of the same girl – in needed complexity and beauty. Power in naming how & why they’ve been boxed & commodified & manipulated manifests in validating their responses and lives in the process.
Elaine Dillon is still quite new to this writing business. She fights the ‘not enough’ demons every day, and submits pieces that she thinks will never be ready in a conscious effort to overcome debilitating perfectionism and the anxiety that comes with it.
Méabh de Brún is a Cúirt Slam Poetry finalist and an Arcade Award-nominated playwright. Her writing has been featured at headstuff.ie, the Imbas Books Celtic Mythology collection, Mysterion Magazine, and The Stinging Fly. You can find her waxing lyric on twitter as @jooovinile.
Sammi LaBue is a fiction writer and sometimes poet based out of Brooklyn, NY. Her creative work has appeared in [PANK] magazine, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Hobart, Permafrost Magazine, and others. She holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and is currently at work on a second novel. When not working on her own projects, she’s writing with others through her small business, Fledgling Writing Workshops. To read more or join a workshop check out sammilabue.com
Anne Walsh Donnelly lives in the West of Ireland. Her work has been published in magazines such as The Blue Nib, Crannog, and Boyne Berries. Her short stories and poems have been shortlisted in several competitions. She was highly commended in the OTE New Writer of the Year Award (2017).
Amanda Eagleson’s poetry has appeared in Prairie Journal. She released her first chapbook Cinderella Sleepwalks in 2016. She lives, works, and writes in Vancouver, British Columbia, which sits on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.
Tyler, 24, is a survivor of psychological abuse. She is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate and former UNC cheerleader. She spent a year in Northern Uganda fighting violence against women. She is currently earning a masters degree in Forensic Psychology from George Washington University in the hopes of creating a safer world.