Like a Girl: Perspectives on Feminine Identity is an anthology of poetry, prose, and art based on what it’s like to be a girl. I had the privilege of collaborating with co-editors, Nancy Lynee Woo and Terry Wright, on this year long labor of love. We spent countless hours sorting through hundreds of submissions, painfully narrowing the selections down to this beautiful collection. This has been by far the most challenging project I’ve worked on, stretching and honing my design and layout skills to the next level. The visuals are only half the story. The impact to the heart continues when you read the poems and stories shared by vastly talented people. Each time I get to meet one of the contributors in the book, I feel like I’ve met a old friend part of a grand feminine community.
On Sunday, October 25th, we’ll be having our second release event in our home city, Long Beach. Many contributors will be reading and sharing their art at Warehouse 1333, located at 1347 Redondo Ave in Long Beach, starting at 1 pm. Find out more on the Facebook event page or LucidMooseLit.com!
For the second year in a row, I am joining forces with the ZZyZx Writers on the Poetrypalooza Tour! This year, we’ll be at DiPiazza’s on August 9th from 3:00-6:30. Hosted by Nathan Douglas, this event features many amazing talents such as Shy But Flyy, Richard Torres, Terry Wright, Fernando Gallegos, and musical guests Robby Ravenwood and the Fun House Porcupines. Come out for a fun filled afternoon, stay for some of the best pizza in town!
For the last several months, my poetry partners, Nancy Lynée Woo, Terry Wright, and I have been working on a project very near and dear to us, Like a Girl: Perspectives on Feminine Identity. This second anthology from Lucid Moose Lit received almost 800 submissions of poetry, prose, and art. We struggled to narrow that number down to an amount we can work with, so a grand alternative was found! We created a zine version, Like a Girl: The Pre-Show!, in time for release at the LA Zine Fest on February 15th. Debbie Cho, who helped inspire the project, joined us to help design and layout our precious creation. We are a proud family giving birth to a beautiful zine full of the words and art of many members of our community. I even have a little piece about those silly jelly shoes! You can pick up a special limited release version at the LA Zine Fest or other local events we will be participating in. Perfect bound editions will soon be available on Amazon and in local indie bookstores. To find the most recent information about this or other related projects, go to LucidMooseLit.com!