In Defense of the Swearing Writer, By Lauren Stretar

In Defense of the Swearing Writer, By Lauren Stretar

Hi, my name is Lauren and I swear. (Sorry, Mom and Dad.) Does it have something to do with my being a writer? Because come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever met a writer who doesn’t swear. As my vocabulary has grown larger, the amount of times I’ve been told...
The Skinny on Fat People in Literature, By Abigail Morton

The Skinny on Fat People in Literature, By Abigail Morton

My mom used to gush how she read to me while in her womb, how I kicked when hearing a story. Essentially, I’ve been a reader before I could even read. I’ve also been fat most of my life, and sadly, as a result, I’ve struggled with my self-esteem. Maybe that’s because...
IRL By Tommy Pico, Reviewed By Kaitlin Hatman

IRL By Tommy Pico, Reviewed By Kaitlin Hatman

IRL Tommy Pico Birds, LLC September 2016 ISBN 978-0-9914298-6-8   Reviewed by KAITLIN HATMAN Tommy Pico’s IRL reads like a fragmented blog post educating its readers on the intricate interweaving of social media, race, sexuality, and mental illness.  It’s a book I...

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