Coming of age stories almost always tell the experiences of straight, white suburban kids while excluding the narratives of young women and non-binary people. During the summer of 2016, Shelby Moring opened submissions for her “Lessons Learned” zine to women and non-binary artists, encouraging them to share their poetry, mixed media art, essays, and other forms of visual expression about growing up. Written for and by young women/non-binary people, “Lessons Learned” seeks to tell the stories of a specific narrative that is traditionally ignored, exploited, romanticized, and forgotten.
62 pages; Digital Download.
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Author Bio: Originally from San Diego and currently living in Washington D.C, Shelby Moring is a 19-year-old writer, zine maker, and artist. Her art often engages with her intersecting experiences as a Black and Asian panromantic woman. First and foremost, she prioritizes celebrating the art of women, non-binary and queer people, and People of Color.
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