Baba Yaga in the Classroom

Psyche Z. Ready

When I was a girl, I came late and without my assignment to the classroom Joane Katsiff kept in woodsy Pennsylvania. Back then, I was scared to open my mouth in case sounds might come out. I couldn’t seem to say or do anything normal. Strange longings and excitements beat in my chest, and I stayed up all night walking in the dark, and putting my fingers into candle flames. I ate my lunch alone in a bathroom stall. I didn’t know what kind of disease I had, only that it was one of isolation.

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Introducing New StS Blog Editors

Holly Mason

StS Blog Editor: Sarah Batcheller is a Fiction writer in the MFA program at George Mason University. Her work has been published in Breakwater Review, in which she was selected as a finalist in the 2017 Breakwater Review Fiction Contest, and SubtleTea. She serves as the Social Media Manager of Phoebe Literary Journal, Marketing …

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PRIDE 2017

Holly Mason

It is a tradition dating back to 1970, with the nation’s first Pride Parade in honor of the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Here in June of 2017, there will be weeks filled with events and parades commencing around the nation in support of the LGBTQIA+ community. Be sure to check out the Pride events happening in your area (all cities are listed in this calendar).

To …

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So To Speak Blog Update

Holly Mason

Readers, please bear with us as we are transitioning into new leadership. A very exciting time for our journal and blog! We look forward to introducing you to our new blog editor, Sarah Batcheller, and assistant blog editor, Alison Ross, very soon!

In Peace & Power, StS Blog Staff 

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Portrait of a Pre-Existing Condition

Hannah Rose Neuhauser

It’s easier to not be embarrassed by a body if you don’t consider it your own. In the hospital, my body became a body of work. I felt no shame about being undressed, because nothing was projected onto me. My body was a scientific body. A body of fact. It was unrelated to me.

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