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ISSUE 06 is here!

After successfully funding our Kickstarter, copies of our latest issue are NOW ON SALE!

Issue 06 features: Radical mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau • Chelsea VonChaz, founder of #HappyPeriod which provides menstrual hygiene kits to the homeless who would otherwise go without • Con las Amigas y en la Casa - a support network of queer feminists advising women on how to obtain & take the abortion pill in Chile (where it is illegal), Queer WOC artist, activist, & musician, Cristy Road • first woman to hike the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail, Emma "Grandma" Gatewood • Navajo/Jewish indigenous peoples activist, artist, & educator, Emma Robbins • photographer and installation artist known for work exploring issues of cultural identity as a self-identified mixed-race woman, Genevieve Gaignard • award-winning owner of edible and topical medical marijuana lines, Maya Elisabeth • visual artist who focuses on themes related to the environment and feminism, Portia Munson • founder of Black Girl Magik, an online and offline platform catered to women of color, Shydeia Caldwell

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Earth Hates Me: A Conversation with Author Ruby Karp

Interview by: Emily Simpson
Photos by:  Mindy Tucker

It’s evening rush hour, and it suddenly occurs to me while waiting for the uptown 2 train that I can’t recall the last time I’ve interacted at-length with a teenager. My entire recent-years’ experience with people between the ages of thirteen and twenty is informed mostly by that familiar brand of internet and social media runoff, which describes the young in terms of tech trends at best, and local-news parental scare pieces at worst (Snapchat flirting, weed overdoses).

I’m on my way to meet with seventeen-year-old author Ruby Karp to chat about the sort-of preposterous - but actually amazing - feat of publishing a mixed memoir and advice book at the beginning of her senior year of high school. After poring through chapters on self-acceptance, navigating the internet as a social tool, heartbreak, and more, it became clear that many of her (still early!) life’s takeaways were as personal as they are universal, and gratifyingly so. In the true spirit of self-help genres, Ruby pinpoints and gives name to emotions that even well-adjusted adults often find confounding. And knowing what you’re dealing with is the first step to personal improvement.

Ruby and I settle in at a diner right after school lets out for the day, and talk about Earth Hates Me over a hot chocolate and soda. She’s checking out my prepublication copy of her book

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Allan Liska, Angelika Kratzer, Anna Petry, Anna Tes, Anna Toonk, Barbara Don, Christi Gambill, Christie Hassler, Emily Simpson, Erin Zimmerman, The House Family, Jessica M. Kandal, Katja Blichfeld, Krysti Reed, Laura Innis, Laura Thoreson, Laurie Stevens, Lynda Lucas, Madelaine Hock, Mark Kirtland, Raquel Breternitz, Sam Peters, Sarinya Srisakul, Stacey Streshinsky, Stacy Burt, Thomas Bull, Vicky, Virginia Elwood, ISSUU, & Lunette Menstrual Cups.