Interview with Abigail Pearson (Founder of Cauldron Anthology & Author of Maybe (Not) Her)

Interview with Abigail Pearson (Founder of Cauldron Anthology & Author of Maybe (Not) Her)

Maybe (Not) Her is a collection of 126 poems written over the last four years of my life. It began when I came out as bisexual and wanted to write love poems for my various crushes. From there it matured into a collection of poems by and for anyone who falls under the queer non-monogamous label. There are so many poetry collections written by straight males and I wanted something that was written for someone like me. I intend to self-publish this book on October 30th.

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Guest Post: Ghosts for Beltane by Andrea Lambert

Guest Post: Ghosts for Beltane by Andrea Lambert

My redemptive paradise begins with a Beltane flower crown. May 1, 2017. In the backyard of my House of the Rising Sun. Climbing the cherry tree to yank young green vines. I weave together a cherry blossom flower crown. Take a selfie for Instagram. Twitter. Facebook. It’s what you do. It’s practically required.

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Interview with Trista Edwards (Marvel + Moon Founder, Cancerian, Natural Witch & Poet)

Interview with Trista Edwards (Marvel + Moon Founder, Cancerian, Natural Witch & Poet)

Marvel + Moon actually started as a blog. A sort of loose travel blog/online diary to wax nostalgic and a place to showcase my travel photos. The name, Marvel + Moon, was inspired by my constant seeking of magic and wanderlust in travels, life, art, and creativity.

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Excerpt from "Louisiana Catch" by Sweta Srivastava Vikram

Excerpt from "Louisiana Catch" by Sweta Srivastava Vikram

As Ahana matures from a victim of domestic sexual abuse into a global feminist leader, she must confront her issues: both with the men in her life and, ultimately, with her own instincts. Whom can she rely on to have her best interests at heart

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Interview With Chanel Dubofsky (Writer & Creator Of The Marriage Project)

Interview With Chanel Dubofsky (Writer & Creator Of The Marriage Project)

When I'm alone, I'm always thinking about the same thing, which is the interior (and other) lives of the characters in the novel I'm writing. It's been this way for my whole life, not with these particular people, who have changed over time, but with imaginary people. It's one of the reasons I like being alone so much, because it's really hard to get a good grip on them when I'm with other people, and I'd almost always rather be with my characters than actual humans. If we're not together for a while, I miss them. I need a tremendous amount of emotional space to write fiction, and if I don't have it, I get very tense and sad and anxious and start acting like a complete garbage bag.

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Interview With Kristine Rose (MUA, Esthetician & Writer)

Interview With Kristine Rose (MUA, Esthetician & Writer)

As a service provider, I really just want to help you become your best self. I used to be obsessed with that What Not to Wear show, and there were a lot of great tips on it, but at the end of the episode everyone just sort of looked homogenous and like a very specific version of what style was supposed to be, and I don't so much love that. I think you can make any look work as long as you really commit. I don't just want to mold my clients into my specific vision, I really want to help them find themselves in a way that's authentic. I'm not a huge fan of this whole Kardashian-Instagram make-up trend where everyone's contoured within an inch of their lives and all the eyebrows are done a specific way and the lips are done a specific way. If that's genuinely how you want to look, go for it, but it's not gonna be what's comfortable for most people. I've got to a point now with my make-up where I know what works and I know what I like and it feels like sort of a second skin, so I think that's the goal. 

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Interview With Christine Stoddard (Writer, Editor, Artist & Founder Of Quail Bell Magazine)

Interview With Christine Stoddard (Writer, Editor, Artist & Founder Of Quail Bell Magazine)

I founded Quail Bell as a place to explore the imaginative, the nostalgic, and the otherworldly. Soon after registering the domain name, I began uploading some of my work to the blog. It took about a year and a half before I decided to really involve other people with the project. I flew solo there for a while because I wanted to build the magazine’s foundation, but once I posted on Craigslist and Facebook to solicit submissions, people from all over the world immediately responded, saying they wanted to be a part of it. They connected with the themes and aesthetic. At first, I created a lot of work specifically for Quail Bell, collaborating with other writers and artists to produce photo and video shoots, illustrated stories, poetry series, and more. There’s still some of that and I’d actually like to return to that model, but for the past couple of years, the magazine has mainly published unsolicited submissions.

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