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The Time I Danced with the Devil

By: Bec Fordyce Image: Jeannine Cannon It’s one of the oldest clichés in showbusiness. The casting couch. I always thought I was savvy enough to spot being played by a director or a producer. I used to judge the girls that had been duped by these men with all of their promises of fame and […]

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Eyes on the Prize, Violet

By: Bec Fordyce Image: Angie Oko “Eyes on the prize, Violet” has always been somewhat of a mantra of mine.   Perhaps because Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was performed ad nauseam in my elementary school speech and drama classes? That little excerpt wiggled its way into my subconscious– and it informed one of the ballsiest moves I ever […]

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A Toast to Ineptitude

By: Alicia McDaniels Image: Jeannine Cannon What if I made a prose Of the ignominious text Which was verbally deployed While I was in the throes You’re using this as an excuse They said in my frenzy Bewildered, inebriated, dazed Sickened in color like my glass of chartreuse You’re privileged; you’re pretty; you’re white People […]

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Living in the Lion’s Den

By: Christina Conoly Image: Jeremy Bishop, Unsplash “The lion is most handsome when looking for food.” — Rumi The moment I thought I was going to die was peaceful and still, in the midst of chaos and violence. My throat collapsed between his hands in what appeared to be satisfying ease. Like wringing out the […]

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A Modern Union

By: Alicia McDaniels Image: Edel Blake “When you’re married, you grow accustomed to that person. It feels terrible to have to start over. You’re lucky, it will be easier for you.” These words stung my ears, as I was sitting in a grief support group listening to a recent widow. The three other people in […]