Cover Photo: A black-and-white photograph of two faceless mannequins standing back to back. One is wearing a white sleeveless dress, the other is wearing a black long-sleeved dress with a high neck.
Photograph by Pedro Vit/Unsplash

Buying My Girlhood Is Putting Me In Debt

Each time I used my credit card, I rationalized my ballooning debt by imagining a future in which I was satisfied with my transition.




Like a cherub

Riley Yaxley is a writer whose  work has appeared in Sixty Inches from Center, Chicago Gallery News, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s journal of arts administration & policy. The middle child of seven, Riley was born and raised in a Detroit suburb and currently lives in Chicago on the traditional unceded homelands of the Council of Three Fires. They earned their BA and MA in Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse from DePaul University.