ISSUE 5 CONTRIBUTORS
He/Him / Charlotte, NC
A queer political dissident artist chef and occultist who aims to create work which highlights the idiosyncratic beauty of all things queer, ungovernable, and esoteric. Also draws smut and loves plants.
MARIAH HOUSTON (JUNE)
She/Her / New Orleans, LA
"Mariah Houston moved to New Orleans in the Fall of 2017 where she began attending college and quietly releasing songs on Soundcloud and Bandcamp. The summer of 2019 marked the release of Houston’s demo album, the self-titled June. Houston challenged herself to write and record one song everyday in June, and the result was a dreamy reflection into loving, losing, and renewing under the New Orleans oak trees. June was a distinct demarcation for her music, a sonic stamp that distinguished Houston’s growth from a teenager writing songs in her bedroom to musical soothsayer blossoming before herself. Throughout 2020, Houston has released two singles, “Make It New” and “Slip,” out now on streaming platforms." - Rachel Michel
Listen to June on Spotify
He/They / Chicago, IL
Aim Ren Beland creates zines, comics, and other illustrated work in Chicago, IL.
He/Him / Milwaukee, WI
Hello readers! My name is Kyle (K.A.) Robinson an emerging writer from Milwaukee, WI. I’m currently a math teacher and have been teaching for almost 10 years, however I have in the last 3 to 4 years falling in love with the art of writing. I am the web master of the blog http://yourfirstblkfriend.org and I am in the process of writing my first book. In my free time I enjoy playing video games, listening to music, reading, coaching athletics and growing in my understanding as not only a teacher but also a human. Can you follow me on social media @karob_writes on Twitter and Instagram and I am also on Facebook under K.A. Robinson.
She/They, Ella/Elle / Chicago, IL
Araceli Zuniga is a Mexican-American multidisciplinary artist whose distinct work is defined by vibrant colors and embodiments of fluidity. Araceli examines the energy they manifest as an adult and how those interactions stem from their youth. Most recently, their work centers around childhood joy and trauma and the polarities those moments share. Araceli is currently attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.