SPIT. take II. / A Collection of Artwork and Prose by Women Creatives.

SPIT. take II. / A Collection of Artwork and Prose by Women Creatives.


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INTRODUCTION by Madeline Skipper.

There are monsters in this world.

Some are born, some are made, some exist only in the realm of creation.

Cycling. Lingering. Always hungry.

We find ourselves in the Belly of the Beast.

In this world you'll see a reflection of the one you're standing in now. Mirrors into the heart of the monstrosities that travel along side you, me, we - the survivors.

Every woman knows the horrors that lurk in this world, the shadows that loom over us as we make our way through the forest of our lives. The expectations of our bodies, dutiful service, the patriarchal pain of being alive.

How those shadows tell us we are the monsters - oh how many lies they whisper down our throats.

In SPIT. you may find little comforts, but you will be rewarded with many truths.

As you journey with us into the heart of these creations know that there is strength in vulnerability, softness in the beasts that live inside. We invite you within our world so you may know the power of pain as well as the beauty of healing.

Won't you walk with our monsters?

DETAILS: Twenty pages. Limited printing. Each zine is hand-numbered 1-200 of 200.
Trigger warning / abuse.

// Contributor's Notes. //

Kate Berwanger lives in Seattle, Washington and can always find something to complain about. She curated this wild beast that is SPIT. @kateberwanger

Rant Salt Casey is a Pacific Northwest born and raised artist working in costuming, modeling, and portrait photography. Rant has been involved in art for their entire life and first started sewing around the age of five with guidance from their grandmother. They have no formal training and are heavily invested in using DIY techniques and experimentation to achieve their signature dream-like, otherworldly atmosphere. Rant finds inspiration in nature (particularly flora and fungi), overheard conversations, chronic pain, and thrift stores.

Chloe Collins is an artist based out of Cincinnati, OH. Her pieces have a predominant theme of feminism and veganism, and the way that these two movements interconnect with each other. A current drawing BFA student, work includes a wide range of medium and technique, ranging from fine art to illustration.

Lilith E. Cottingham is an english student and the proud owner of both a book blog and a bookstagram. She lives in Austin, Texas, in a house with a huge tree swing that almost touches the sky. Find her at lilitheleanor.wix.com/blog.

A Southern-Ontario born cat lady, Katelyn Dickie, currently calls Bordeaux home. There she teaches English, chips away at her M.A. and occasionally publishes personal essays. She enjoys cycling, graphic novels and prefers baths. Some of the writers she admires most are Melissa Broder, Marjane Satrapi, and Christi Belcourt.

Mara H. is from Cleveland, Ohio but has been exploring the Rocky Mountains of Colorado for awhile now. 50% of her DNA is the same as a banana - the other 50% she is still figuring out.
Jack Harper Davis is an interdisciplinary creative cultivating a personal army of cats in midtown Memphis, Tennessee. She works in marketing by day and freelance design by night. Any time beyond that is spent tweeting about mercury retrograde and haunting the candy aisle at the international supermarkets.

Giada Duino doesn't want words to define her. Her ego is like a deflated balloon but she drawing sometimes. She pretty much loves every form of art or she pretty much finds art in everything she loves. She draw mostly female's lines trying to tell stories or nothing at all. it's up to you. She loves horses so much and she's broken inside.

Clairanne Godfrey is a printmaker and screen printer, currently residing in Madison, WI. She was a studio art major in college (St. Olaf College, 2013) and has continued to make art in her daily life. She regularly prints through several different mediums. She has hands-on experience with designing and making prints for other people such as creating posters for bands and screen printing wedding programs. You can find her on IG @cgodfrey632 /
http://clairannegodfrey .bigcartel.com.

Stacy Jane Grover is a nonbinary Trans* writer currently residing in Cincinnati, Ohio. She can be found somewhere along the rust belt chasing stray animals, exploring abandoned buildings, and drinking too much coffee with her amazing partner. Visit stacyjanegrover.com for more writing.

Jana Hellen is a 20-year-old writer and artist from London who writes mostly poetry and occasionally fiction. She writes in both English and Spanish about issues of identity and girlhood that she has had or still struggles with.

Margherita Loba is a 24 year old photographer from Milan. She has done a long journey through her work overcoming her own insecurities, becoming more and more aware of all the madness that proliferates around self insecurity. She started learning together with her subjects to be shameless and free, loving each other, eradicating any judgment: "If you love you need no ideology". Her models are in front of the camera for nobody to watch them, they are not pleasing anyone. Margherita prefers the models to be intimidating instead of alluring, because they have never to be a prey.

Taylor Mathues is a 24-year-old photographer/book artist currently residing in New Jersey. She is a feminist, a Taurus, and a coffee enthusiast. She graduated from Mason Gross School of the Arts in 2015 and is currently working at an art gallery in Manhattan.
Christian McPherson has situated herself in the Midwest, somewhere between the fringes of reality and the gods-to- honest-truth. She began writing and illustrating short stories and poems at an early age, inspired by fairy tales, ghost stories and early onset depression. Her favorite color is the taste of coffee.

Christian McPherson has situated herself in the Midwest, somewhere between the fringes of reality and the gods-to-honest-truth. She began writing and illustrating short stories and poems at an early age, inspired by fairy tales, ghost stories and early onset depression. Her favorite color is the taste of coffee.

Michele Mekel wears many hats of her choosing: writer, editor, educator, creatrix, metaphysical practitioner, cat herder, and human. She is a regular contributor to The Urban Howl, and her work has been published in various publications. She can be found, sipping homemade chai, at Wordisan (www.wordisan.com) or Shakti Energetics
(www .shaki-energetics.com).

Elena D San Roman is an artist born in Spain and based in Melbourne, Australia. Her passions include taking photographs and self-portraits, drawing, drinking all the tea, talking to sheep and admiring other people’s cats. You can find her on IG @lies_sell / www.reflectivestate.com.
Madeline Skipper is a fat femme witch currently resting her bones in Portland, Oregon with her two cats, one plant and a healthy obsession with the Moon. Find her work at www .wildtenderwitch.com

Marisha Thomas is a Floridan-born queer woman currently seeking her undergraduate degree. She has appeared several times in student-made magazine, Synapse. She has also won a silver key in poetry from the Scholastic's Arts and Writing Awards. She can be found tweeting @marisha_anisa.

Lake W. lives in the United States. Her work has previously appeared in Before I Leave Zine, as well as Vagabond City Literary Journal. She tweets at @lakewrites and her tumblr is @stonemattress.

Erin Zerbe is an Assistant Professor of Art at Siena Heights University where she coordinates the Photography & Digital Media Concentration. Her work explores a variety themes including grief and loss, self-doubt, and personal growth. Zerbe's illustrations balance these heavy topics with a playful style and sense of whimsy.

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