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Review of This is My Real Name: A Stripper’s Memoir

Review of This is My Real Name: A Stripper’s Memoir

Cid V. Brunet’s debut memoir, This Is My Real Name: A Stripper’s Memoir, is a loving, vengeful lament to sex work, based on the ten years Brunet worked as a stripper across Canada under the name Michelle. Anarchist and self-described “queer separatist,” Brunet reconstructs their experiences as Michelle with a precise, devastating eye, offering both the grime and glitter of the industry with the same restrained lyricism. 

Fiction Contest 2022: The Longlist

Fiction Contest 2022: The Longlist

Drumroll, please! We are thrilled to announce the longlist for our 2022 Fiction Contest. A hearty congratulations to the following writers, and, as always, a big thank you to all those who submitted their work! ------ Room Magazine's 2022 Fiction Contest Longlist...

Tipping Point: Letter from the Editor

Tipping Point: Letter from the Editor

I find this in the words of these authors—as they speak to the generosity of nature, and the changes taking place in our climate. As they delve into their interior lives and make demands for repair, stability, and rest. Their writing contemplates moments of breaking that bring us all much closer, or much further away from the future that we desire. 

Cover Art Contest 2021: Third Place

Cover Art Contest 2021: Third Place

This piece is the third place winner for the 2021 Cover Art Contest, as judged by Chief Lady Bird. THIRD PLACE: It’s Complicated, by Laura Silva "El hombre es Dios cuando crea. Years ago an esteemed teacher told me this while discussing art. It translates to “humans...

Cover Art Contest 2021: Second Place

Cover Art Contest 2021: Second Place

This piece is the second place winner for the 2021 Cover Art Contest, as judged by Chief Lady Bird. SECOND PLACE: 莫(Mò), by Kyla Yin "莫(Mò) represents absence. Something that isn’t there or isn’t able to be done. I was first drawn to this idea when the Chinese...

The Breaks

The Breaks

Julietta Singh’s The Breaks is at once a letter, a memoir, and a work of narration. In addressing her six-year-old daughter, Singh’s storytelling is, for the next generation, “a map of broken things, a recyclable archive that will spur you to fashion other ways of being alive, of living.”

Cover Art Contest 2021: The Shortlist

Cover Art Contest 2021: The Shortlist

The 2021 Cover Art Contest shortlist is here! Congratulations to the six artists whose contest submissions have been shortlisted by our incredibly talented judge, Chief Lady Bird!  ------ Room's 2021 Cover Art Contest: The Shortlist It’s Complicated, by Laura Silva...

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Room 45.2 Cover

ROOM 45.2 TIPPING POINT
Edited by Lue Palmer
Assistant Edited by Micah Killjoy
Shadow Edited by Ruchika Gothoskar and Omi Rodney

In This Issue: Eberechukwu Peace Akadinma, N.B., Manahil Bandukwala, Chief Lady Bird, Myriam J.A. Chancy, .chisaraokwu., Michelle Contant, Morgan Cross, Jaki Eisman, Ava Fathi, Maria Ford, Jennifer A. Goddard, Michelle Good, Ruchika Gothoskar, Jonsaba Jabbi, Sneha Subramanian Kanta, Micah Killjoy, Moe Kirkpatrick, Lydia Kwa, Margo LaPierre, karen lee, Lynn Hutchinson Lee, Y.S. Lee, Annick MacAskill, Kama La Mackerel, Sarah McPherson, Michie Mee, Zoë Mills, Lue Palmer, Emily Riddle, Alana Rigby, Omi Rodney, Edythe Rodriguez, Victoria Spence Naik, Unimke Ugbong, Nadia Van, semillites hernandez velasco, Dr. Njoki Wane, Yilin Wang, Jenny Heijun Wills, Lacey Yong, Dr. Rachel Zellars, Zhang Qiaohui

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