Issue 12  •  Spring 2013


Angelica Jade Bastien

Angelica Jade Bastien is a freelance writer and artist specializing in screenwriting, feminist film criticism, and creative nonfiction. When not working on her latest feature script she can be found reading comics, discussing the fine art of whiskey drinking, cooking up a storm, or planning an awesome shindig. She lives and loves to the fullest in Chicago. You can follow her on Twitter @msangelicajade, check out her Web site, and her classic cinema infused creative writing tumblr,

Lisa Butterworth

Lisa Butterworth is a writer and editor covering food, fashion, music, pop culture, and all things awesome while soaking up the eternal sunshine in Los Angeles. When she’s not on the hunt for the latest and greatest in girl culture as the West Coast editor of BUST magazine, she’s flea marketing, taco trucking, and generally raising a ruckus.

Kerry Cardoza

Kerry Cardoza is a freelance writer and guitarist in Mother Tongue. Since 2007, she has published 
Girl Talk, a feminist zine and blog. She also co-operates Amigos, a small press (and sometimes shop) that focuses on zines, artists' books, and art ephemera. You can follow her on Twitter @booksnotboys.

Leopoldine Core

Leopoldine Core was born and raised in Manhattan. Her poems and fiction have appeared in Open City, The Literarian, Drunken Boat, The Brooklyn Rail, Agriculture Reader, No, Dear, and others. She is a 2012 Fellow at The Center for Fiction and The Fine Arts Work Center.

Andrea Davila

Andrea Davila likes being a hostess, eating bacon, making lists, eyeballs, her sweet cats, trying to make things, small celebrations, cooking, talking about money, felt, waiting while reading, puppets, and wondering. She blogs about finance, cats, and food.

Amber Dawn

Amber Dawn is the author of the novel Sub Rosa, and editor of the anthologies Fist of the Spider Women and With a Rough Tongue. Amber Dawn’s sophomore book, How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir appears with Arsenal Pulp Press in Spring 2013.
Julie Fishkin

Julie Fishkin is a Barnard graduate who went on to pursue her master’s in art history at Columbia and curate with her own curatorial collective, Metro Color Collision. Curating and writing about art were passions that evolved and led to a whole new career path in nutrition. She’s now studying clinical nutrition at NYU and blogging about all things food-related or not, at Born in Moscow, Russia, she naturally lives in Brooklyn now and pickles just about everything.

Sara Freeman

Sara Freeman is a Film Theorist, Memoirist and American expat living in the Czech Republic with her husband and fifteen year old Dachshund, Libby. She loves writing about classic cinema, fashion and feminism. Follow her adventures at The Celluloid Angel.

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's work empowers people to make informed food choices, debunks myths about veganism, provides a voice for animals, and shows people how to live compassionately and healthfully. She is the author of six books, with the first volume in her new “Joyful Vegan” book series, entitled 
On Being Vegan, to be released in April 2013. Colleen is also the creator of the The 30-Day Vegan Challenge, the host of the podcast Vegetarian Food for Thought, and a national speaker. She has appeared on the Food Network and PBS and is a contributor to National Public Radio and The Christian Science Monitor.

Jan Lauren Greenfield

Jan Lauren Greenfield is a writer and artist living in New York City. Her upcoming memoir, Fire on the Mountain: My Beautiful Bipolar Mind, will be released in the summer of 2013. Her artwork can be viewed on her site and you can follow her on Twitter @jan_lauren.

Andrea Henchey

Andrea Henchey holds an MFA in creative writing from Pacific Lutheran University, though she’d prefer to hold your hand. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in American Poetry Journal, H_NGM_N, Absent, Other Rooms, Drunken Boat (where she also serves as assistant poetry editor), Pank, The Scrambler, A River & Sound Review,and Forklift, Ohio. Founder of Hartford Connecticut’s “Inescapable Rhythms” poetry reading series, she currently lives and teaches in Windhoek, Namibia.

Nomi Kane

Nomi Kane is a cartoonist with an MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies. She's been drawing all her life, and self-publishes an ever-growing litany of mini-comics. Nomi loves the Oakland A's, big dogs, and rock and roll. 

Leah Konen

Leah Konen is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. The After Girls, a story that follows two best friends in the wake of their friend’s mysterious suicide, is her first novel. Visit her at

Mariclare Lawson

Mariclare got her start at Saturday Night Live in the late ’90s, proofreading in the script department. By the age of twenty-four, she was script coordinating exclusively for “Weekend Update” with Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon. Since then, Mariclare has been creating television magic for top networks and production companies, including Comedy Central, VH1, and BBC Worldwide Americas. In 2011, Mariclare, with Executive Producer Erika Gesue, launched Cramp My Style, a boutique creative agency and production company specializing in original content creation and new media, based in Tribeca, New York City. A born storyteller, she never stops traveling the world, documenting it all with her camera, pen, and imagination. In addition to writing for the screens of all sizes, she is working on her first book, a memoir, and continues to write for the Cramp My Style blog.

Annabelle Lawton

Majoring in broadcast and electronic communication arts at San Francisco State University, Annabelle Lawton is currently studying to become a short fiction script writer/producer. She has steadily been producing music videos and shorts with anonymityfilms.comand is always open for new opportunities. In her spare time, Annabelle loves to travel and meet new people. Born and raised in Fremont, CA, Annabelle has a passion for supporting local Bay Area artists and up-and-coming companies.

Lyndsey Lesh

Lyndsey Lesh makes art inspired by grit and humor. The end result is work that maintains degrees of empathy and soft-spoken sensitivity even as it pulls off chaotic imaginative worlds. She writes short stories for fun, has a cat named Bicycle, and after living on the West Coast for a while, is back living in the great open plains of Kansas City, Missouri (that is near the state of Kansas, but not actually in it)
Her illustrations can be found at, and you can connect with her on Twitter @lyndseylesh.

Erin McIntosh

Erin McIntosh is the communications manager at Mountain Rose Herbs and a graduate of the Columbines School of Botanical Studies. She spends her days photographing flowers, painting wildlife portraits, eating huckleberries, and wildcrafting medicinal plants in the magnificent Oregon Cascades. She blogs here:

Michael Morrissey Morini 

Michael is a dolly grip, freelance illustrator, and the drummer in Butchers & Bakers. He also enjoys gardening and riding his bike around the town. Michael also likes cakes, cupcakes, and all kinds of cookies. He lives in Brooklyn.

Virginia Paine

Virginia Paine is a comicsy, crafty person who lives in Portland, OR and works for Sparkplug Books. She has done a zine called Milkyboots for four years or so, and her comics and art have appeared in Bejeezus magazine, Your Secretary zine, and various other publications. More work can be found at

Jodie Rackley

Jodie Rackley was always the artsy-crafty type. She tried many things but it was not until she started to embroider that she found her true crafty love. Jodie is a self-taught crafter known for her bold use of color and simple designs that comprise her handmade line Lova Revolutionary. Her work as been featured on,, and Mollie Makes magazine; and in many wonderful boutiques all across the country. She stitches up a storm every day in her home studio in a 'burg nestled inbetween Richmond, VA and Washington, DC. Her first book, Happy Stitch: 30 Felt and Fabric Projects for Everyday, was released in July 2012 by North Light Books. She is inspired by modern design old and new, everything vintage, art, history, music, love, and, of course, everything handmade.

Rebecca Richardson

Rebecca Richardson is a freelance writer from London. Her journalism work often takes a female-centric bias, and covers the subjects of fashion, life, and style. She also holds editing and copywriting positions. Previous to writing she worked as a fashion stylist. Her love of fashion is given depth and balance by her keen interest in psychology and women’s rights. Connect with Rebecca on Twitter @R_A_RICHARDSON.

Yumi Sakugawa 

Yumi Sakugawa is a comic book artist and illustrator currently living in Los Angeles. When she is not getting her hands and clothes all smudgy with black India ink, she is drinking ridiculous amounts of tea, reading books, or taking super-indulgent afternoon naps. Her self-published comic zines are currently distributed by Sparkplug Comic Books, and her comics and illustrations can be found at

Erica Scourti

Erica Scourti is a London-based artist/writer/whatever with an interest in technology, communication, and discourses around self-realization and happiness, especially pertaining to women; she is currently using life to research the idea of the female idiot.

As well as her videos, online projects, and other post-media things, which can viewed at her Web site, she writes regularly for LABKULTUR, a European web magazine for culture and creativity, as well as musings about art on her own blog, and offloading random thoughtoids on Twitter @Erica_Scourti.

Nicole Trilivas

Nicole Trilivas left corporate America to write stories about badass girls in vintage frocks who do things they shouldn't be doing. She is author of the novel, Pretty Girls Make Graves: a pretty girl’s ugly story told in borrowed voices, and is currently living la vie bohème, (which basically means she wears a lot of black and suffers from delusions of grandeur). Check out for more glittery gems of information.

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