My New Friend by Jessica Wadleigh - Acacia Blackwell

The anxiety that I felt over my gender identity was always latent, ready to present itself at a moment’s notice.

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His Name Was Abe by Joanna Rose - Acacia Blackwell

"I was 19, thought I was in love, knew I was in over my head..."

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Origin Story by Abby Mims - Acacia Blackwell

"In the end coming into this world and leaving it is all bodies and blood, constricting, releasing, changing"

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Charcoal by Katie Collins Guinn - Acacia Blackwell

"Years later I finally reclaimed my pleasure for desire."

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Karleigh Frisbie Essay NAILED Magazine

Soil by Karleigh Frisbie - Carrie Ivy

"...the way girls play war, with mysteries and clues and some magic."

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Pamela Carter Essay NAILED Magazine

A Bipolar Child by Pamela Carter - Carrie Ivy

"I was seen as an exceptionally bright but difficult child rather than one with a treatable mental illness..."

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Christie Tate Editors Choice NAILED Magazine

In My Here, In My Now, In My Body by Christie Tate - Carrie Ivy

"This was goodbye to the tethers of repression and approval and virtue..."

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Claire McCulley Essay Nailed Magazine

Pride by Claire McCulley - Carrie Ivy

"you took the word 'lesbian' off the shelf and put it on."

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The Ping Pong Magician’s Assistant by Vix Gutierrez - Carrie Ivy

"These women make a stark parody of the exploitation of female sex..."

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