so to speak fall 2016 issue

art + writing by: Sukenya Best / Sarah Bates / Dorinda Wegener / Michelle Lewis / Monica Rico / Kathryn Merwin / Allison Thorpe / Sarah Escue / Marissa Stephens / Anne Champion / Nidhi Singh / Kate Blackwell / Annalise Mabe / Judy T. Oldfield / Raluca Ioanid / M.A. Jay / Kristina Marie Darling / Ellie Rogers / Judith H. Montgomery / Read More >



Mar y Sol

Raluca Ioanid

Marisol’s daughter, Jaquelin, turned 19 yesterday.  She and her 15-year-old brother have been pacing the pea-green fluorescent-lit hallways of the intensive care unit for days.  Their mother’s body teeters precariously on the verge of extinction.  Her body was once their body, a dark laboratory of creation in which their fingers and toes and neurons were hatched.  Now, she rests immobile amidst a spider’s web of …

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Essays on Production

Kristina Marie Darling


That winter, I took up writing in an attempt to forget the countryside.  My first play, carefully parsed out into eight acts, took place in a forest glittering with fresh sleet.  The foliage dead beneath its luminous exterior.  Faint music, then a long silence. Ophelia appears beneath a broken branch, seated on a tree halved by the storm.  Her dress is ruined.  Still, she looks …

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StS Reading Benefiting  Trans Women of Color Collective in D.C.

StS Reading Benefiting Trans Women of Color Collective in D.C.

Holly Mason

February 12, 2017, 2:00pm
The Potter’s House
1658 Columbia Rd NW
Washington D.C. 20009
$5 suggested donation

Join So to Speak for an afternoon of reading to benefit  The Trans Women of Color Collective.  TWOCC is an organization, located in Washington D.C., dedicated to uplifting the narratives, leadership, and lived experiences of trans people of color. They are a grass-roots funded global initiative created to offer opportunities for trans …

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Be Courageous

Be Courageous

Holly Mason

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we at So to Speak stand with you as you go throughout your week with courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility, and service.

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