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There’s An Orange Monkey For A President And A Bunch Of...

There’s an orange monkey for a president and a bunch of other orange monkeys sitting around him. Brett Kavanaugh—you are guilty. Christine Ford, you are courage....

Why Is It That We Miss The Ones Who Aren’t Right...

Why is it that we miss the ones who aren’t right for us? And after having a moment of knowing they aren’t right for us,...

I Don’t Miss Him, Except When I Miss Him

And you think you’re over him and you know he’s like the hair mixed with clumped leftover conditioner in the drain catcher of the shower...

Fuck No I Don’t Have “Bro Rates”

Yo, let’s talk about bro rates. A friend of mine once asked a painter how long it took her to complete a painting and she...

Fuck No I Don’t Have “Bro Rates”

Yo, let’s talk about bro rates. A friend of mine once asked a painter how long it took her to complete a painting and she...

Thank You To The Masculine Of This World Who Can Hold...

Today I was having a debate at Boneyards with one my favourite humans in Encinitas. He’s about twenty years my senior and for the last...

Instagram Isn’t Real Life: Why You Need To Have Relationships With...

One of the healthiest things I have done for myself is reclaim myself and dissociate, even as a non-fiction writer from my art. I am...

I Know Many Big Cats Who Are Not Lions Who Speak...

Jinna YangI had a call with an immigration lawyer last week who represented the ugly in patriarchy. He was a complete condescending self righteous dick. He...

Reach Inside Darling — He Was Just The Key, But You...

Jinna YangReach inside darling–reach inside. They don’t have it, and I knew he fuelled it and he held you–tightly, like you’ve wanted to be held...

A World Where We Understand That We Are All Equal Is...

Jinna YangWe are sitting on the plane—in our magazines or phones waiting to take off. A voice suddenly comes on overhead, “One of our airline...

Having A Relationship Is Like Getting The Biggest Cauldron You Can...

Toa HeftibaHaving a relationship is like getting the biggest cauldron you can findand setting it upgetting all the things straightand then going okaywhat’s your...

My Job As An Artist Is 50%, The Other 50% Is...

Ali KaukasThis morning before a surf I was sitting looking at the sunshine and deep blue rolling in and a Barneys and ran into...

Relationship Kindergarten

Ali KaukasHi, my names Janne and I’m currently in relationship kindergarten. I’ve never experienced a love that stays. Where after a heated argument and madness and...

I Am Living In My Own Fucking System — Where I...

Ali KaukasI was talking to a lawyer once and I asked him if he liked his job. I would hate to be a lawyer, so...

I Have Days Where I am Superwoman, And Days Where I...

Jinna YangRight now my house is full of boxes and clothes and mugs and plates and chaos. I woke up this morning at 9:30, I...

Fuck Your 9-5: Your Parents And Everyone Lied To You To...

Ali KaukasWhenever I say “Fuck your 9-5. Fuck the system. Break free” there is always backlash in the form of “Not everyone can. I’m...

I Am My “Why” And Not My “What” — My Integrity...

Ali Kaukas“You know Janne, I sit at a lot of tables with a lot of different business people. A lot of owners of companies....

If You’re Worried About The Word ‘Fuck’ In The Title Of...

Ali KaukasIf you’re worried about your children seeing the word “Fuck” in the title of my book, or across my chest, you’re not paying...

I’ve Taken Some Time Off This Month To Live

“How vain is it to sit down and write when you have not stood up to live?” – ThoreauAli Kaukas I’ve taken some time off...

Stay Open

God & ManI lay naked in the night, body half out of the pool. I peer at a small brown and green toad amongst...

I Wish For A Dozen Fireflies And Hummingbirds To Dip And...

Ali KaukasI wish for a dozen fireflies and hummingbirds to dip and sing honey into your ears as you fall asleep tonight. I wish...

Speak, Darling Speak: An Open Letter For All The #MeToo Stories

Ali KaukasI’ve been reading the #metoo posts rolling in, and my brain has been reeling with the faces of women who I used to...

I Heard A Voice And Said, “I Care” And That’s Enough...

Natalie AllenI heard him drunk, I hear him drunk most nights. I am often sad for him. He is often drunk and angry. Yelling...

Great Day Or Great Life?

Ali KaukasWoke up at the break of day. When the sun was still asleep — had a coffee before she did. Drove slow down...

I Am Within The Wildest War Inside Of Myself

Janne Robinson I am within the wildest warinside of myselfI want to write down every blink of my father’s brown eyesever stroke of his brownsalt...

No Motherfucker Steals My Sparkle

Ali KaukasAnd they show upat the same timelike jingles from the universeare you sure you don’t want an unavailable one?here’s a few you’ve bitten...

A Good Artist Doesn’t Have Ears, Only Eyes And A Throat...

Ali KaukasYou have social obligationresponsibilityyou have to watch your mouthI spit my coffee outoh!I’m sorry–you thought my art was about you?you thought I am...

I Swear Because Women Are Meant To Taste Sweet And I...

Jinna YangI swear because women are meant to taste sweetand I taste of spiceI swear because women are meant to be niceand with my...

Oh Wild Eyes

Michael PineboxOh wild eyesOh wide heartOh great spiritmay you drink the yellow grass that is thirsting on the sides of the Cretan highwaysmay you...

Legs Do Not Mean Sex

Jinna YangI don’t like the way the men look at youmy father saysyou should take carewear pants in the city NoI replyover our espressos in...

If You Are Coming For Me

Drew WilsonIf you are coming for medo not come quietlyor slowlycome like a wolfgallopingpaws kicking black earth into the nighthowling at the hollow of...