March 20, 2020

Darya Pavlovna was tired. So tired it felt like there was sand in her eyes and she rubbed at them constantly with the backs of her wrists because her hands themselves were too muddy. She drove in silence, wanting only the sound of rushing wind over her car as she wove...

March 20, 2020

Medium: Digital Art

Size: 33.1 x 46.8 inches

“Vivid is a celebration of the many colors, shades, and hues that make up the LGBTQ+ community. From the rich reds to the velvety purples, the diverse tones of the community is what makes it truly beautiful.”

HANA SULIMAN 

she,...

March 20, 2020

I. 
             that maybe you are what it is all for, but it does not last so very long,
             but you will last very long † 

             but you bided your time in silence...

March 20, 2020

***TRIGGER WARNING***

Phyiscal abuse/domestic violence

Gillian Anderson was my Sexual Awakening
except
I wasn’t so much awake as I was a
groggy kind of confused.
See, the 12 year old reflection of me would wake up still dreaming and wonder                             How...

March 20, 2020

Living in color is a scary thing. 

Really. 

But listen, that is alright. 

Here, it’s I and I  

Let uncertainty be your guiding light. 

I have no compass. 

I have no map. 

I don’t know the limit of what I can do. 

I don’t know where I am heading. 

I don’t have a particular...

March 20, 2020

We are the black sheep, Lydia and I. At least, that’s what Grandma said the last night in the beach house, during the storm that kept us inside, depleting the wine. Grandma led the charge on the wine. “You’re her favorite,” she said, referring to her sister, my great-a...

March 20, 2020

            You are 14 years old, the only daughter of your mother and father, spending the two defining teenage years of your life in the middle of nowhere. Of course, the middle of nowhere has a name; one hour and 53 minutes outside of Roswell—of UFO crash site fame—...

March 20, 2020

Medium: Digital Art

Size: 23 x 12.5 inches

“The role of women (especially black trans women) in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights is extremely prominent throughout our history, beginning as early as the Stonewall riots with Marsha P. Johnson on the front lines of protests, adv...

March 20, 2020

Medium: Marker and pen

Size: 8.5 x 11 inches

“Sara is an artistic piece aimed at thanking the person who created a space safe enough for me to comfortably embrace my sexuality as a queer woman. From their unwavering support and unconditional love, Sara has become a symbo...

March 20, 2020

**TRIGGER WARNING** 

Suicide 

Transphobia 

Please take care of yourself before, during, and after reading. 

Medium: Digital Art 

Size: 39.4 x 55.6 inches

“According to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), more than half of transgender male teens reported attempting suicide in th...

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