Selections of digital photography from the installation “Transmutation”—Stephen Skowron (with Stephanie Booth)./ Read this ›
Ten minutes before the program was scheduled to begin, the Mikado rested on its side—black, sleek, and quiet. The technician stood on a stool, leaning in over the Plexiglas which enclosed the exhibit, his perch precarious. “That train was off the track the last time we came here,” Jason said. He and his mother sat in the small gray exhibition booth, waiting. Dust filled the …/ Read this ›
There are no I’s in these poems / there are only eyes in these poems. My gaze is exact, though my reliance is on another layer, another fold—I take these stories from the evening news, from the digital newspaper reports. My images come through a glass lens, the distance of mechanics complete: camera’s wandering eye, the flattened landscape of a monitor. I think, over and over: This isn’t my story to tell./ Read this ›
My sleeves are an open tin.
I mean it like it is — like it sounds.
You wouldn’t even recognize me:
quellazaire held like a spear
held like a periscope./ Read this ›
Christine Stoddard is a Salvadoran-Scottish-American fairy punk. Her words and images have appeared in The Feminist Wire, Bustle, The Huffington Post, Jezebel, The Acentos Review, The Brooklyn Quarterly, Luna Luna, The Southeast Review, Steer Queer, The Hispanic Culture Review, the New York Transit Museum, and beyond. She edits Quail Bell Magazine from her kingdom by the sea./ Read this ›
Multimedia artist Christine Stoddard explores layers of representation. Her solo show of digital collages, “Little Stories” is on display at WriterHouse in Charlottesville, Virginia (July & August 2015)./ Read this ›
We have so many phrases and sayings in Al-Anon to help with states like this: “Easy does it,” “First things first,” “Keep it simple.” Sometimes they ring so hollow./ Read this ›
As a deaf child, I spent a lot of time by myself. I was aware of myself as being “looked at” and often speculated, unproductively, about what others saw.
Perhaps aptly, questions about love run through my work.
So to Speak’s annual Will Read for Women benefitting Bethany House of Northern Virginia was scheduled for today, Wednesday, May 6th at 7:00 p.m. but has been cancelled due to the likely arrival of—uninvited– thunderstorms to our rooftop reading at Epicure Café. StS is actively pursuing leads to reschedule the event in the weeks to come, so please …/ Read this ›
Did you know it’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week?
So to Speak is proud to host our annual Will Read for Women reading benefiting the Bethany House of Northern Virginia, a nonprofit organization devoted to empowering women and child victims of family violence.
Please join …/ Read this ›