Category: Mag

Khadijah Queen

Mothering Solo by Khadijah Queen   Mothering is the ultimate convergence of public and private. From the moment your belly swells, the fact that you are/have been sexually active becomes publicly displayed. The implicit questions: Who has impregnated you? Does he have cultural/institutional permission? Do you, expectant mother, have permission? Where is the piece of

Pooja Makhijani, Sharline Chiang, Tyrese L. Coleman, MK, & A’Driane Nieves

Saving One Another’s Lives: A Conversation with Women Writers of Color About Postpartum Mood Disorders by Pooja Makhijani, Sharline Chiang, Tyrese L. Coleman, MK, & A’Driane Nieves Postpartum mood disorders are far from rare. Statistics show that up to 1 in 7 women may experience postpartum depression, anxiety, or obsessive compulsive disorder. These disorders make it hard

An Interview with t’ai freedom ford

When In Doubt, What Would Audre Do? Are you still at odds with your “lover scorned” in “the body exacts its revenge,” or have you found a way to co-exist? I’d like to think we’re making amends. Aging is a terrifying thing for me because I work with young people all day, so (some days)

An Interview with Cate Marvin

In New Hands What was your last bite? An “everything” bagel with veggie cream cheese from Bagels N’ Buns, a deli on Staten Island. Carb central. Deeply fulfilling and equally guilt-inducing, but only $3.50. That was dinner.   Share with us something that you had to shake your head at lately. This evening when my

An Interview with Hoa Nguyên

Being projection-able   What was your last bite? A nugget of raw cacao with blue green algae and dried goji berries. My older son just declared it “hippy candy.” Tell us about the origins of “Skanky Possum” Magazine. In 1996, my partner Dale Smith and I had moved to Austin, TX, from San Francisco where we