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Chrissa Sparkles + Aurora Lady = Sparklecast!

Last week, my friend Chrissa Sparkles and I got together and she interviewed me for her Sparklecast. We talked it ALL out– crazy exercise contraptions, art, growing up in the late ’90′s, and…

Aurora Lady Untamed Instincts Tanya Ramirez

How to Get the Brightly Colored Hair of Your Dreams

Here’s the deal with sporting a hair color like blue on your noggin: you’re gonna get a ton of attention. Strangers will look. Babies will coo. Kids will ask if you hang out…

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I Wanted More

  I haven’t had the words to articulate how I feel about the SCOTUS/Hobby Lobby decision. So I made this instead.

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I Leaked Me

A few weeks ago, I went to Kate Durbin’s reading for her new book, “E!”. I had an idea of what to expect, but there was a surprise I hadn’t anticipated. Kate read…

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Aurora Lady on “Innersexions” with Debonee Morgan, LMFT

Two nights ago, I hopped on Skype with Debonee Morgan. Debonee is kind of amazing. I met her a few years ago, but only recently have had the pleasure of getting to know…

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Save The Date: LA Zine Fest 2014!

So here’s the deal: you + me + Kim Burly = LA Zine Fest 2014! I know it’s all the way out in February of next year, but really, that’s only a few…

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Birthday Time: A Portrait for Annabelle

A month or so ago, my friend Taryn started planning for her nieces birthday. Annabelle was turning 13, and that’s an important one. She had a ton of good ideas–I mean, can anyone…

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How To Survive Being a Teenager

A little something I wrote up for a friend of a friend, who is turning 13. Age 13 was easily my most agonizing year– three middle schools in the span of nine months…

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If Not Now, When?

So much of our lives is questioning– questioning our abilities, our worthiness, our capabilities. The truth is, most of the time we should just do. Beth Edwards had the right idea when she…

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How to Stop Caring about Weight Loss and Start Caring About Yourself

My declaration of bravery: exposed legs at the Hotel Figueroa. Here’s the truth: I have a hard time with my weight. Trite, no? White girl problem? I’M NOT WHITE, and what the fuck…

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Art with Spork Foods!

Spork Foods is something special. They’re a duet of pleasures, really. Heather and Jenny are two sisters who run their own organic vegan cooking classes, straight outta Los Angeles. You can go ahead…

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An Interview with Taryn Hipp, Upon the Release of “Heavy Hangs The Head”

It’s no secret that I love me some Taryn Hipp. She is one of my favorite writers–zine or otherwise– and she’s a good friend to boot. In fact, I love her work so…

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“The Fang Gang”, aka An Exercise On Gangs, Girlfriends, and Identities

At long last, here are my “Fang Gang” portraits. I waited to post them up because I wanted people to be a leeetle surprised when they saw them at “Glitz and Pixie Stix”….

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The Fang Gang: Smile’s Story

Smiles had just arrived home to Los Angeles (secluded Mt. Washington, to be exact) from Ecuador. She felt like she was walking through a thick fog, and it had nothing to do with…

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