Very exciting news, you guys! As of today, Shapely Prose will be home to two new regular contributors: Fillyjonk and Sweet Machine!
If you’ve been around here for a while, you should already know them both for their brilliant, spot-on comments. If you haven’t, here’s a little more about them:
Sweet Machine is a twentysomething queer grad student in Chicagoland, where she studies too much and fails to dress appropriately for the weather. She has been a fat kid, a thin teen, a chubby teen, a fat adult, a thin adult, and an in-between adult. She is particularly interested in the grad school-y aspects of fat, such as its intersections with gender and disability. She takes her pseudonym from a Mark Doty poem, but you can also call her Laura.
Fillyjonk is a former Kid With Issues turned Adult With Chip on Shoulder. Every year or so she gets sick of her hair color, and every couple of years she gets ferocious wardrobe ennui, but she’s had the same best friend for over a decade. She has never been thin, or cool; one time she got popular, but at that point she was far too old to appreciate it. She really does go to the gym every day.
Please give them a warm welcome! I’m so fucking stoked to have them on board.