Alexis Smithers is a queer black creator based on the East Coast. Featured in wusgood.black, Glass: Poetry, Up the Staircase Quarterly, and Freezeray Poetry among others, they’ve interned and worked for Winter Tangerine, interned at Aplastic Anemia & MDS Foundation, volunteered for Self Care After Rape, worked for Voicemail Poems and volunteered for the 2016 Tandem Reader Awards as their Social Media and Technology Intern. They’ve written for 365daysoflesbians, Monstering Mag, and Winter Tangerine among others. They are a 2015 Pink Door Fellow, 2016 LAMBDA Literary Young Adult Fiction Fellow, and 2018 #GrowWithGoogle Udacity Scholarship Student. A web development student at Bloc.io, they work in food production and are staff writer for Autostraddle.
Your Small Guide on How to Interact With Family and Friends as a Mentally Ill Black Q***r As someone who comes out multiple times to the same people, that status is one that makes me think this time will be my last. And now as (some of) my family and friends have been more open, I’ve been thinking that a…
A. Imagine this: sitting on the wraparound porch of your grandmother’s house in the heat of summer. starting on the porch steps licking popsicles with your best friend. planning cookouts and lazy days in the sun. moving to the porch swing as your knees knock together. waiting to be called in for dinner. talking … Continue reading Paradox by Jasmine Sierra (A Review)