An essay by Vanessa Mártir
Issue: Reimagining / Nonfiction

An essay by Vanessa Mártir

She Called it “White Woman Shit”   On the morning of August 8th, I clicked on an Electric Literature essay that showed up on my FB timeline. The essay was written by a white woman who was attempting to own how she was complicit when confronted with racism. Imagine my surprise when I saw an … Continue reading

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Nonfiction by Erin Jones
Issue 7 / Nonfiction

Nonfiction by Erin Jones

My stomach doesn’t discriminate. I’ve thrown up Dubra. I’ve thrown up Grey Goose.
I’ve thrown up while dressed as Abraham Lincoln.
I’ve thrown up with a pirate hat on and shamrocks on my cheeks.
According to my doctor, my stomach produces a lot of acid. My first AOL screen name was TumsRockMyWorld. Continue reading

February/ March Nonfiction Editor Spotlight: Vanessa Martir
Issue 7 / Nonfiction

February/ March Nonfiction Editor Spotlight: Vanessa Martir

Vanessa Mártir, our nonfiction editor for February and March,  is a NYC based writer, educator and mama. She is currently completing her memoir, Relentless, and chronicles her journey in her blog: vanessamartir.wordpress.com. A five-time VONA/Voices fellow, Vanessa now serves as the organization’s Workshop Director and the newsletter editor. Her essays have appeared in The Butter, … Continue reading