Volume 3, Issue 7

“She wakes up to find a gathering of matriarchs: the ones that tear switches from the hickory tree, the ones that bring pain, the ones that bask beneath the approving gaze of the messiah.”

-Kim Conrey, “Messiah”

Messiah | Nonfiction

Messiah | Nonfiction

The girl just wants to go to the bathroom, home, but she is followed to the toilet. She hears the matriarchs talking about her through the thin curtain. No doors. No boundaries. They listen as the devil leaves her small body. She is raw. She is pure. She does not recognize the messiah and they know it.

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#MeToo | Visual Art

#MeToo | Visual Art

Medusa was a victim, but we don’t remember her as that. Individuals who are sexually assaulted and raped are not the ones to be blamed. The text within this piece are all taken from news reports, individual accounts, and tweets talking about rape cases or their own experiences associated with the #MeToo movement.

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Interview with DW McKinney, TNSF 2020 Web Resident

Interview with DW McKinney, TNSF 2020 Web Resident

Writing helps center me. It helps me process the difficult and helps release whatever I’m going through. I’m also encouraged by people who send me messages describing how an essay or story I wrote made them laugh or gave them comfort. There’s a sense of freedom. Writing is a process of healing that I try to extend beyond myself.

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