November 2, 2019


As a twin, sharing has been a theme of my ENTIRE LIFE. I mean, share a womb, share a room right? While my sister and I did our part to maintain our individuality, we still "shared" a lot--you can draw a line down the middle of it all you want. No matter. The relevance...

October 8, 2019


Over the last 10 years, I've been a smoker. Of course, I didn't really consider myself a smoker until about a year ago, when I bought the shop and escalated to a pack a day. I started because I was in love with a smoker, and because I wanted to "get dead all cool." I m...

September 17, 2019


The short and short of it is if I didn't have so many other GREAT qualities, I might have some patience. But, because I'm slammed with other nice things, I lack it. I lack it so hard. Here I am, mourning my ability to wait while I panic about the shop. We've discussed...

July 29, 2019


Today I'm writing you from Boston. A little over a year ago, I was here making bank accounts for the shop and figuring out basic accounting software. I remember calling my friend Joe from Darwin's and having him walk me through Quickbooks. What a big HA! Time is such a...

July 13, 2019


Aesthetic. It’s a buzz word of today’s strange visibility issue. We curate aesthetic by grouping objects together, throwing ourselves into the context, and posting on social media. A double-edged sword if I ever saw one. We’re making it easy for people to “see” us, to...

July 8, 2019


Almost two years ago, I burst into work, flushed with that fever feeling of LUV. I was exuberant. I was dancing a little. I was annoying my co-worker so he took a video of me professing my LUV for the person I was currently seeing. Then he said, Elysia I'm going to sho...

May 21, 2019


I saw a quote today from Lucille Clifton. It said, "the question for you is/ what have you ever traveled toward/ more than your own safety?" This struck me because lately I feel like I'm traveling more and more rapidly towards my own death. I don't believe in safety. F...

April 23, 2019


Right now, I am steaming on my front porch. I caved and bought some lovely vintage patio furniture and it's comfy and it's a beautiful night. I have incense burning and I'm drinking wine and I'm finally fucking writing something to y'all. This is my libra full moon. Th...

October 20, 2018


On Wednesday I was very blessed to participate in a panel on "Building an Inclusive Scene" organized and moderated by Ari Beedie and Musical Family Tree. The other panelists were Stacia Moon, Tajana Rebelle, and Mina Keohane. We were all non-male femmes including Ari w...

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Vulgar, bike riding, record slinging, book reading poet with a passion for pool and the Midwest. 

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