The Better Bombshell

  This week we are proud to present a collection of poems and illustrations that form a conversation between two people; artist Levi Hastings and writer Cecilia Martinez Gil. They met in Seattle in January 2011. Cecilia’s collection of poems Psaltery and Serpentines had been recently released and Elliott Bay Book Company had scheduled a reading. A common friend, Brenda [...]

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Levi Hastings and Cecilia Martinez-Gil share an original collaboration about the everywoman's cyberexperience.

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Wolfram Productions intern Emma Page wrote this interview with the (female!) owners of Seattle's favorite sex store, Wild at Heart.

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Guest writer Chris Harding Thornton writes in defense of boredom.

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"[...] For a lot of [rape] survivors, being able to share their stories will be and can be an important part of their healing process.”

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We’re very excited to announce the next twist in the Bombshell journey: Mehak Anwar, our brand-new intern, is going to be spearheading the Bombshell blog for the foreseeable future. In this interview, Anwar tells us what feminism means to her.

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  The Better Bombshell is a book that asked writers and artists to work together to talk about feminism in a new way. We often use this blog to address issues about women and their stories, but today we’re highlighting a beautiful project that also asks writers and artists to combine forces in new and unusual ways. Michael Raudzis Dinkel [...]

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Temperatures were in the single digits outside. Thick scents of fresh-brewed chai, grinding coffee beans, and flaky pastry cozied up the air inside. Chatting at the central table of our local coffee shop yesterday morning, the Question arose again. The seemingly all-competent carpenter in Carharts broke out of the conversation to skewer me with a look, “How do you stand it?!” he asks. “Aren’t you just worried all the time?”

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This article about Bombshell contributor Kate Protage was originally posted on Terrain.org.  Read the full text and see a gallery of Kate’s images here. For most of her life, Kate Protage has been a wanderer. Growing up, she and her family lived in more than 18 different places of suburban sprawl. As an adult, she shifted toward more urban environments, [...]

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As many of you know, we’ve been bustling around the country on book tour.  We’ve met with great success, and we’re thrilled to see the book in stores around the country.  We’re also working hard to have the book reviewed — and the glowing reviews are starting to trickle in! This most recent review was posted on the Boston Area [...]

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