Letter From Your Editors
Hello friendly ghosts,
This past month we celebrated Valentine's Day, an inspirational event which often involves special treats! Here are the ones we brought to the table:
Top: Laneia // Vanessa // Riese // Al(aina)Middle: Kayla // Stef // KaeLynBottom: Heather // Alexis // Carmen and Reneice's Sweet Potato Pie // Mika
Speaking of love, our birthday month starts tomorrow and there will be all kinds of cool shit coming your way! We're also trying to suss out a new plan for the future as the one we were hoping for is looking a lot less likely. After talking to one of our donors for a few hours we decided to put together a survey just to understand how our audience does money — it's interesting information that'll make for some compelling posts, but a lot of it is also just good for us to know when we think about how best to structure our funding efforts going forward. We'll post it on the main site on Monday, so please keep an eye out! I know talking a...
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