Girls Get Busy #21 is finally finished and available for free online HERE
NOW IN COLOUR
Featuring: Patricia Alvarado, Hiba Argane, Darcie Blake, Naana Bodomo, Leslie Boroczk, Cristine Brache, Alyse Burnside, Katrina Cervoni, Samantha Conlon, Sammie Concilio, Zie Darling, Erin Dorney, Nora Drew, Azia Egbe, Malu Engel, Femtyechrome, Cecilia Ferraro, Georgia Grace Gibson, Dafy Hagai, S. Nicole Lane, Daisy Lafarge, Gena LeBlanc, Sonia Lopez, Laura Maw, Alanna McArdle, Katherine McBride, Rivers Henry McKenzie, Claire Milbrath, Beth Milner, Szilvia Molnar, Madeleine Moriarty, Jo Pink, Christina Poku, Livia Roscioli, Beth Siveyer, Cheyenne Sophia, Pamela Loredo Sustaita, Barbora Togel, Katerina P. Trichia, Ebonni Watford
Girls Get Busy is a feminist creative platform that supports female-identified artists, writers and musicians. Curated by Beth Siveyer
Cover artwork by Patricia Alvarado
He is so very beautiful <3
"Go Outside and Play" by Kevin Van Aelst
Hotel Saint Cecilia, Austin | Photo by Brian Birzer
I wanted him to know it was okay for him to die, because I thought I had read somewhere that sometimes people are afraid to die without permission. But I was afraid to say “die.” I’m blunt, I can’t ever keep my mouth shut, but I couldn’t say the word. That word. Die.
Part of me was afraid to tell him it was okay for him to die, because I didn’t want him dying thinking that I wanted him to.
Literally at death’s door—the doors right there that swing wide into the operating room, with death on the other side—I was trying to choose the right words, the right euphemisms and metaphors to get my point across. I kept telling him he could leave if he needed to, and now I’m not sure if he even understood what I was saying.
Icefalls by Ray Shea