The concept was born out of my desire to live more vulnerably, more authentically and to help others do the same. To me, that means sharing the hard stories: the ones we’re ashamed of, embarrassed of, the ones we usually try to keep hidden.
I am on the editorial board of the project, and as such was able to read and select the pieces that appear in the premiere issue. It is a full 89 pages, and includes photographs, a photo essay by Jeannine Mengel, excerpts from Peter Grandbois The Arsenic Lobster, a film feature by Jeremy Maron, poignant stories by both emerging and established authors, including Kate Washington, Alexa Mergen, Ronna Detrick, Debra Meltvedt.
The magazine format is a lovely addition to the field of fine literary and arts mags, and I’m happy to be a part of it.