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Announcing our 2021 Virtual Reading!

So to Speak is thrilled to announce that on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at 8:00 PM EST, we’ll be holding a virtual reading featuring contributors in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and

Bi Joy as Resistance

“LGBTQIA+ folx are not a monolith. We deserve to hear more stories than we have been told. We deserve narrative plentitude—so many stories that no single story or person has

We Come Together

like a tapestry of worn threads. Our feet carry us here: a pilgrimage of shared suffering. Greetings are made, voices break their weary silence, arms open, plates are accepted; We

Strange Fruit, 2020

content warning: lynching, police brutality A man was lynched today And like Strange Fruit He swung in the breeze But in the distance A low baritone voice, Strains I can’t

Fast

Maple, skin, girl I hope your insides Tastes as sweet as the syrup I imagine. You were a symbol of lust, not love, Since the day you came into form.

galaxy, red

From the Archives: “Endlessly”

“Endlessly” originally appeared in the 2019 contest issue of So to Speak. Content warning: mentions of abuse. Endlessly   He isn’t going to answer, but I knock and swallow the

Cracked ice

Leaving My Abuser: My Adoptive Father

The police are not coming. My birth mother severely punished, Holt Korea protects my birth father still and shames me, “Your birth mother never called to ask about you.” The

Announcing our 2020 Virtual Reading!

So to Speak is thrilled to announce that on Friday, November 6, 2020, at 7:30 PM EST, we’ll be holding a virtual reading with some of our amazing 2020 contributors

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