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Puppyface at Doggie Wonderland at Leanna Lin’s

I always have a blast doing pet portraits, but this one is especially special because it’s part of the “Doggie Wonderland” show at Leanna Lin’s. It’s a benefit for Ken-Mar Rescue, a local…

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Don’t Hide Behind Your Skirt in Maximum Rocknroll

Stoked that my little zine, Don’t Hide Behind Your Skirt, was reviewed in the May 2014 issue of Maximum Rocknroll.   Accurate!   xoxo

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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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Let’s Get Together: Custom Wedding Invitations!

Last year, I was asked to do something super special for my best friend– create her wedding invitations! I love weddings. LOVE them. I was never a gal who planned her own wedding,…

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When this word appeared in my life two weeks ago, I couldn’t get it out of my head. A quaintrelle is the female equivilent of a dandy. I want that word on me,…

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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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Pre-Order the Special Edition of “Don’t Hide Behind Your Skirt”

Don’t Hide Behind Your Skirt is pretty special to me. It details experiences that I haven’t really been able to share with people before– but now, it feels right to share. I just…

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Don’t Hide Behind Your Skirt Release Party at Pop Hop in Highland Park

I made a zine about my father, growing stronger, and my quest for a girl gang. If you’ve ever dealt with abuse and the fallout of the experience, I wrote this for you….

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It’s two weeks before Christmas. Here’s your procrastinator/rad person gift guide.

I find it completely weird that I at least attempt to write a Gift Guide every year (last year didn’t make the “publish” button cut). There are tons of gift guides that come…

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Get Your Good On at Canyon School!

The Canyon School is holding an auction for their annual fundraiser– and I wanted to give you a heads up, because you can find one of my originals, and plenty of other stuff…

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Your New Weekend Plan: Go See “The Punk Singer”. Now.

I am about to tell you something, and I need you to do your best to do what I say. Go right this minute to go see Kathleen Hanna’s biopic, “The Punk Singer”….

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How To Reconcile When Your Ego Gets In The Way; Or, How I Spent my 33rd Birthday

At the beginning of November, I turned 33. In September, I started to get weird about it. I received a lot of invitations for parties on my actual birthday, which was a Saturday,…

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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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My Heart Belongs to Blythe (and Cammila Collar!)

A few months ago, my friend Cammila warned me that I would be getting something in the mail, but she wouldn’t tell me what it was, and she didn’t know when it was…


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