Filtering by Tag: Nasty Women
Jennifer Robin IS raw power, wears extra mascara, seeks escape velocity. She booked and hosted a live avant-garde variety show, Night of the Living Tongue, on Portland’s KBOO 90.7 FM, from 1999-2008. She has toured the country with a mix of performance art, music and reading, including appearances at Bumbershoot, the Olympia Experimental Music Festival, and Portland’s Nofest. Her work has been featured in Plazm, Five2One, Gobshite Quarterly, HorrorSleazeTrash, and Ladybox Books. Her collection of non-fiction vignettes, Death Confetti: Pickers, Punks, and Transit Ghosts in Portland, Oregon, was released by Feral House in 2016. An intimately surreal exploration of America, Earthquakes In Candyland, will be released by Fungasm Press in 2018.
Her essay "Raphael and the French Ghost and the Moon" is in Nasty! -- a charity anthology benefitting Planned Parenthood. Due out this winter from King Shot Press. Pre-order your copy HERE.
Devora Gray is a writer, traveler, and sexpert comic. She is the creator and host of “Dear Sweet & ‘Lo,” a YouTube advice column specializing in the Art of Fantasy, and author of “Human Furniture and the Quest for the Perfect Woman.” She lives in Las Vegas, NV.
Check out her essay, "I'll Meet You in the Middle" in Nasty! A charity anthology benefitting Planned Parenthood. Due out this winter from King Shot Press. Preorder your copy HERE.
MP Johnson is a lady first and trans second. No, actually, she is a lady first and a writer second, and trans… Wait, no, she’s a lady first, a daughter and sister and aunt second. Writer is definitely in the top five, and trans is probably somewhere a little lower than that, just above cereal connoisseur. It’s part of her, but probably doesn’t define her as much as other people want to use it as her defining trait. Oh, and about the writer thing: She’s the Wonderland Book Award-winning author of Dungeons & Drag Queens, Berzerkoids, Nails and many other books. Her short fiction has appeared in The Dark, Dark Discoveries, Year’s Best Hardcore Horror and many other publications. She has created a variety of zines, including fifteen issues of Freak Tension. She is the founder of Weirdpunk books, a press devoted to merging punk rock and genre fiction. Learn more at www.freaktension.com.
Check out her essay, "How to Accept You're Transgender in 11 Easy Steps" in Nasty! A charity anthology benefitting Planned Parenthood. Due out this winter from King Shot Press. Pre-order your copy HERE.
Eleanor Rose is the founder of Empowered Muses, an online resource for freelance models that demonstrates passion and commitment for bringing education, resources, and a voice to the model community. She is also a mentor and coach that helps freelance nude models who are tired of getting all the wrong gigs make plenty of money doing what they love. A nude model herself, her work has been shown in the Louvre and on Playboy TV. You can find her online as a model at www.eleanormodel.com and as a coach at www.empoweredmuses.com
Check out her essay "I Didn't Ask For This" in Nasty! A charity anthology benefitting Planned Parenthood. Due out this winter from King Shot Press. Pre-order your copy HERE
Sabrina Dropkick is a multi-hyphenate artist, fat activist, and Antioch University Master’s candidate studying Clinical & Applied Community Psychology. She founded and organizes the San Fernando Valley Zine Fest and self-publishes her own zines including the ongoing memoir Celibate Slut on addiction and mental illness. She hosts a free monthly open mic for writers and musicians at Book Show in Highland Park and skates as Philly Sleazesteak with SFV Roller Derby. Originally from Philadelphia, she now lives in Van Nuys, CA with her roommatesisterchild Leslie and Sir Gandle-“The Best Fucking Cat Ever”-tron.
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And check out her essay "Fucking Fat" in Nasty! A charity anthology benefiting Planned Parenthood. Due out this winter from King Shot Press. Pre-order your copy HERE.
Julie Rea’s work has been published in several places, including The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine, Vol. 1 of Mosaics: A Collection of Independent Women, and most recently in Nude Bruce Review and in BLYNKT. Her work will appear in The Weird Reader later this year. She is a graduate of the City College M.F.A. Creative Writing Program and currently lives in the Philadelphia area and writes about life in a wheelchair and other fascinating subjects. You can find her at @phillylitgrl and https://www.juliereawriter.com
Check out her essay "A Year in the Life of a Sad American Liberal" in Nasty! Out this winter from King Shot Press. You can pre-order your copy HERE.
Boodawe is an Indigenous Switch Femme from Los Angeles that takes no shit and makes mean tacos. This is her first published piece.
Check out her essay "You're So Nasty!" in King Shot Press's forthcoming charity anthology Nasty! All publisher proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood. Pre-order your copy HERE.
Diana Kirk is the author of Licking Flames: Tales of a Half-Assed Hussy and has been published in Nailed, the Progressive, Five 2 One and Yellow Mama. She writes everything from business essays to sexy fiction but her most comfortable space is in deeply personal, edgy, and aggressive words. After working for years as a real estate investor, she's now the owner of several businesses on the coast of Oregon including a 91 year old bar on the coast of Oregon called Workers Tavern. All of which sounds cooler than she really is since most days she's hovered over a computer knee deep in spreadsheets or essays for her next book titled Sucking Wind.
Check out her essay "Tampon Trigger" in Nasty! An anthology benefiting Planned Parenthood. Due out this winter from King Shot Press. Pre-order your copy HERE.
Cervante Pope is music and cultural journalist currently based in Portland, Or. Having recently turned 28, she spends her time avidly loving animals, heading to shows and trying to navigate around town and a world where she’s not always welcome. Her work has been featured in a variety of outlets from the Portland Observer to PQ Monthyl but look out for her music pieces in the Portland Mercury and Willamette Week, as well as her takes on metal over at Mxdwn.com.
Check out her essay "a black type of feminism" in Nasty! -- a charity anthology benefitting Planned Parenthood. Due out this winter from King Shot Press. You can pre-order your copy HERE.
Amber Fallon lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two dogs. A techie by day and horror writer by night, Mrs. Fallon has spent time as a bank manager, motivational speaker, produce wrangler, and butcher. Her obsessions with sushi, glittery nail polish, and sharp objects have made her a recognized figure.
Amber's publications include The Warblers, The Terminal, Sharkasaurus, Daughters of Inanna, So Long and Thanks for All the Brains, Horror on the Installment Plan, Zombies For a Cure, Quick Bites of Flesh, Operation Ice Bat, and more!
For more information, please visit her at www.amberfallon.net.
Her hilarious essay "Sleezeball Games, or How I Got Banned from Match.com" will be published in King Shot Press's forthcoming anthology Nasty! 100% of publisher proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood. You can pre-order your copy HERE
Jacqueline Kirkpatrick is a writer living in Upstate, NY. Her work has been published in Creative Nonfiction, The Rumpus and Thought Catalog. She is a graduate of the now murdered M.F.A. creative writing program at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. Check out her work at jacquelinekirkpatrick.com.
Check out her essay "The New Unnatural" in Nasty! -- a charity anthology benefitting Planned Parenthood. Pre-order your copy HERE.
Kim Vodicka: Poet. Benevolent Nihilist. Spokesbitch of a Degeneration. Beavis in Scorpio. Moon in Roseanne. Penis in Uranus. Venus in ASS GLAM! She is the author of two poetry collections: Aesthesia Balderdash(Trembling Pillow Press, 2012) and Psychic Privates (White Stag, 2018 [forthcoming]). She is also responsible for the Psychic Privates EP, a poetry chapbook on 7” vinyl (TENDE RLOIN, 2017), as well as the Psychic Privates comic book series (Oily Pelican Press). Her poems, art, and other abominations have been featured in Spork, Epiphany, Industrial Lunch, Smoking Glue Gun, Luna Luna Magazine, Paper Darts, The Volta, Tarpaulin Sky, Makeout Creek, Mojo, Best American Experimental Writing (BAX) 2015, and many others. Cruise her at kimvodicka.com.
Check out her essay "Maximum Insecurity Dick Prison" in Nasty! A charity anthology benefitting Planned Parenthood. Due out this winter! Pre-order your copy HERE.
R. J. Joseph is a Texas based writer and professor who must exorcise the demons of her imagination so they don't haunt her being. A life-long horror fan and writer of many things, she has recently discovered the joys of writing in the academic arena about two important aspects of her life: horror and black femininity.
When R. J. isn't writing, teaching, or reading voraciously, she can usually be found wrangling one or five of various sprouts and sproutlings from her blended family of 11...which also includes one husband and two furry babies.
R. J. can be found lurking (and occasionally even peeking out) on social media:
Facebook official: fb.me/rhondajacksonjosephwriter
Amazon Author Page: amazon.com/author/rjjoseph
Check out her essay "I'm That Chick Who Starts The Conversation" in Nasty! An anthology benefitting Planned Parenthood. Due out this winter!
Pre-order your copy HERE
Let's meet the contributors to Nasty! #6: Tara Dublin
Tara Dublin is a single mom, writer, and voiceover actor. Originally from New Jersey, she currently lives near Portland, Oregon. Follow her on Twitter (where she was among the first to be blocked by Donald Trump) and Instagram @taradublinrocks
Kathryn Louise is a 26-year-old writer, photographer, model, and filmmaker living outside Seattle, WA. Kathryn graduated from the Evergreen State College with a degree emphasizing creative writing and media studies in 2017. Kathryn is a current MFA candidate at Pacific University and the author of The Blacklist (Clash Media, 2017) and Death and the Blue Blood Blues (Great Jones Street, 2016). Find her online at www.kathrynlouiseh.com or on Instagram and Twitter as kathryn_louiseh.
You can check out her essay, "The United States of Rape Culture" in Nasty! Pre-order your copy HERE
Let's meet the contributors #4: Jessie Lynn McMains
Jessie Lynn McMains is a writer, zine-maker, and the 2015-2017 Poet Laureate of Racine, Wisconsin. Recent publications include 10 Poems By, an e-chapbook published by Hello America, and It’s Like The ‘Watch The Throne’ of Tender Punk Poems, a split chapbook with Misha Bee Speck. She's the owner/editor of Bone and Ink Press, a small press with the aim of publishing limited-edition chapbooks of poetry, non-fiction, and experimental genres, written by marginalized writers. She also teaches workshops on memoir, poetry, and zine-making. You can find her website at recklesschants.net.
Rocket has been entertaining Rose City audiences for ten years as stripper. She now travels and performs as a burlesque entertainer and producer (Go Go Rocket Productions), and is one of the founders of Sign of the Beast Burlesque, a troupe that performs exclusively to metal music. The first two volumes of her zine series They Call Me Rocket: Stories of a Rose City Stripper can be found in her online store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheDahllHaus
Check out her essay "Buddy" in the forthcoming Nasty! anthology. Pre-order your copy HERE
100% of publisher proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood.
Missy Suicide, founder and creator of the SuicideGirls online community, writes about growing up feeling like an outsider exhausted by mainstream media's monotonous definition of "beautiful." She writes about wanting to challenge that and create a forum where women of all types could be celebrated. She writes about redefining beauty.
Check out her essay "Monster" in King Shot Press's forthcoming anthology Nasty! Pre-order your copy HERE.
100% of publisher proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood.
Let's meet the contributors to Nasty!
First up, we have Jacqueline-Elizabeth Cottrell.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Jacqueline-Elizabeth Cottrell is a Pangender and Pansexual model, suicide survivor, nerd, gamer, an active Cosplay Deviant and former SuicideGirl, and along with writing for Afropunk, BlackGirlNerds, and a slew of other media sites, she represents the Black-owned, creative entertainment company, Noir Caesar, as their Entertainment Representative and Spokesmodel. She hosts bi-weekly vlogs that discuss Black nerd culture, and keep fans informed on what's happening within the company. She is presently writing a script for a brand new comic-book title to be featured in an future edition of the company's monthly, serialized publication, 'Hype Monthly Magazine', similar to Shounen Jump and Shoujo Beat.
You can read her essay, "Come Here Often?" in Nasty! (out Winter 2017). Pre-order your copy HERE