Your Art Does Not Define You

Your art does not define you. I have created pieces that no longer resonate with me. I have made arguments in essays that I no longer agree with. I have forgotten the meaning behind some of my poems. I have created something one moment and felt perplexed by it the next. This used to frightenContinue reading “Your Art Does Not Define You”

The Wild (Mis)Adventures of a Queer Kinkster

Today, I am releasing a brand new zine! Details are below. The Wild (Mis)Adventures of a Queer Kinkster is a zine about kink. Volume One is my not-so-subtle way of coming out. I’ve been writing about kink, largely privately, for years. For the most part, I’ve kept this writing to myself for fear of publicContinue reading “The Wild (Mis)Adventures of a Queer Kinkster”

Are You a Writer?

You could write every day. You could write every other day. You could write once a week. You could write once a month. You could go years without writing. You could have no set schedule for writing. You could stretch out your writing schedule, see how far it bends before breaking. You could pause whileContinue reading “Are You a Writer?”

You Don’t Need to Have a Brand

You don’t have to have a brand as a creative person. You can just create. It’s fine. Late-stage capitalism and social media are impacting our relationships to ourselves and our art. We are encouraged to commodify, label, and measure the success of our creativity. If we don’t have a large audience for our work, weContinue reading “You Don’t Need to Have a Brand”

Someone’s Probably Laughing at Your Art

Yes, someone’s probably laughing at your art. Depending on the size of your audience, there may be multiple people laughing at it. Unless you’re a comedian, this probably doesn’t feel great. I recently saw another poet talk about how devastated they were to find out their partner and his friends laughed at their poetry. Obviously,Continue reading “Someone’s Probably Laughing at Your Art”