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unhunch your heart and trust the breaths that fill your chest with resident angel Erin Shipley's (@etshipley) encouragin...
05/16/2017

unhunch your heart and trust the breaths that fill your chest with resident angel Erin Shipley's (@etshipley) encouraging TAROTSCOPES 5/15 – 5/21 :: TWO OF CUPS

Love hurts. It gets hot when bothered, goosebumps in the cold chill of fear, stings under precise pressure and shatters when dropped. Love deserts and abandons and betrays. But love also teaches, inspires, heals. Love can be patient, though sometimes it waits too long. At other moments, love leaps and bounds brashly, bearing butterflies or big guns. Love is strange. Just when you think it fits, it breaks the mold. Just when you think it doesn’t, the glove that holds it softens.

The Two of Cups symbolizes the most basic and vital principal of love: that it always involves at least two entities. It shows what happens when we are willing to invest our interest and affection for another person, group, place, or thing. This card represents the moment when the salsa band takes up their instruments and begins to play. The thrill turnt up when we unite two in a tango.

For so long, I’ve walked around with fists clenched, built bars around my heart, and put my desires in a tiny cage with enough wit but no encouragement to pick the lock. I thought if I had nothing to lose, I wouldn’t have to feel the pain that comes with the casualties of relationships. So I’ve lived many a relationship and conversation in my head. I played the follower and the leader. I shut down, mistepped, and tripped all over myself while the band improvised and tried to keep pace with my loco solo swinging.

This week is complicated, full of dusks and dawns, closed doors and exposed opportunities. The Two of Cups encourages the electricity that comes with every beginning. It wants us to jump in, start fresh, feel rejeuvenated and it wants us not to do it alone. It’s a time to twist and spin and boogie, but make sure there’s enough space for someone else to dance with you. To speak to you. Ask for clarity. Change the pace, even the tune if you’re not feeling the music. Marvel at the magic made when you’re willing to waltz to the same 1-2 step.

maybe you've been lead by your heart into a great unknown. maybe the Scorpio full moon has your pulse elevated at an unc...
05/09/2017

maybe you've been lead by your heart into a great unknown. maybe the Scorpio full moon has your pulse elevated at an uncomfortable rate. Erin Shipley (@etshipley) counsels us to let go of the unnecessary and leap forth with a little caution in this week's TAROTSCOPES 5/8 – 5/14 :: SON OF SWORDS

This week is full of snark, sass, and sword savvy Mars getting a lot of action in many places at once. Mars is in Gemini, the sign of the twins. Think sibling rivalry. Think lots of questions and half answers. Think information inhalation that needs way more time to digest than it has. Think about the way you think, speak and serve. Mars makes mischief, and this week, the Son of Swords swings in as your double. If you’re aware, you’ll find him in your friends and family, poking not so much fun. If you’re aware AND present, conscious of the only thing you can change, you’ll find him in yourself and be glad of it. The key is to seek his balanced expression. The Son of Swords is the embodiment of Mars in Gemini; an easily enthused creative kid that loves to jump in but moves on before you can say wait. He’s got quick wit, but isn’t always aware (or concerned) with its consequences.

As the North Node turns Tuesday afternoon from service-centered Virgo into warm, expressive, lion-hearted Leo, the Son of Swords is a powerful tool. He excites us with possibility, unties us from tense tethers and entices us to take flight in the service of ourselves. Leo loves a challenge. If someone says you can’t, there is no better time to prove them wrong.

Forecasting a sharp week with a chance of torrential downpours Wednesday under a full moon in Mars’ ruler and death-devotee Scorpio. Let any storms wash away what isn’t working while remembering relationships can be salvaged from remains of the wrecked. Scorpio only kills so it can be reborn. The Son of Swords begs you to leap, but make sure to look so you land with a little luck in your luggage as you sail into unchartered territories.

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03/16/2017

Selfish

issue five is now available for pre-order 🔥🎉🎀 true to its title, "void of course" leaves the familiar for the uncertain,...
03/12/2017

issue five is now available for pre-order 🔥🎉🎀 true to its title, "void of course" leaves the familiar for the uncertain, the inconclusive, the esoteric. featuring the work of twenty three contributors, our fifth issue explores the shadow realm, the twelfth house, and the rays of light in between. poetry + photography + collages + zines + video stills + essays + more by:

Shelby Black // Jia Sung // Delilah Jones // Sable Elyse Smith // Gabrielle Gilbert // Kate Olsson // Dorothy Chan // Ava Alamshah // Ilana Blady // Hsinyu Lin // Freshie Juice + Kristen Wrzesniewski // Nona Schamus // Brooke DiDonato // Genevieve Texeira // Mari Pack // Rhea Bozzacchi // Tamsen Wojtanowski // Alaz Ada // Brynn Trusewicz // Regina Schilling // Jayleen Perez // Nichelle Wyatt-Whyte 🌹✨🙌🏽
get Selfish here: http://selfishmagazine.com/new-products/issue-five-void-of-course

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11/21/2016

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"and you may ask yourself: 'how did I get here??'" // submissions now open for all you wanderers 🚀 link in bio ✨
11/03/2016

"and you may ask yourself: 'how did I get here??'" // submissions now open for all you wanderers 🚀 link in bio ✨

resident tarot queen Erin Shipley (@etshipley) has this week's scoop!TAROTSCOPES 10/17 – 10/21 :: X OF PENTACLES Let’s e...
10/17/2016

resident tarot queen Erin Shipley (@etshipley) has this week's scoop!

TAROTSCOPES 10/17 – 10/21 :: X OF PENTACLES

Let’s examine what it means to be selfish. To have our cake and eat it too. To give ourselves the gift of time. To host a deep-sit with our deep seated needs and not shy away. To take our babies out of the corner and put them on a pedastal so high that everybody can see. To light a candle for every crevice of ourselves emerging from a shadow. If there’s anything I’ve learned about selfishness and shadows, it’s that they are a parallel of paradoxes. Sometimes being openly selfish is the biggest gift you can give. You give permission by self-aligning, self-promoting, self-serving. As in service. Service to yourself is service to the world.

Yesterday's full moon in Aries turned the focus on ourselves and set a tone for a transformational tune. Think lady in a gospel choir belting loud and proud. Think about the choir hopping on the bandwagon. Think about the pews, one by one enrolling in the anthem. Think about the girl walking by the church tapping her feet, breaking into dance all the way down the street. This week is like that. A rock in a lake. A ripple effect.

The Ten of Pentacles is a solicitor of service at an angle of abundance. It’s a card that reminds we are too blessed to be possessed by shame and resentment. Put a little delight in your plights with the knowledge that service to yourself gives everyone permission to pass their personal thresholds. When we halt our creations and causes we hold each other back. The Ten of Pentacles is asking us to hold space for ourselves as a way of holding each other – and vice versa. One of the biggest gifts you can give is your time so play hostess with the mostess and invite your bffs over for gratitude. Entertain yourselves with everyone’s visions. Be both selfish AND selfless. Compose, rearrange, and say okay to singing in the rain. Then marvel as each little ripple whirls and swirls into a symphony.

just gonna leave this here 🤗
07/06/2016

just gonna leave this here 🤗

#election got you on the fence? #bitchface feels your pain, so they invited Cori Alegria and Herbie Huff to come in and ...
03/28/2016
bitchface mini-sode: on the fence

#election got you on the fence? #bitchface feels your pain, so they invited Cori Alegria and Herbie Huff to come in and hash it out.

cohost Phoebe's been on the fence for weeks ("pussy gettin tired, guys"), so bitchface called on two savvy social media pundits to make a case for their candidate of choice.

new on the site:Annie Frame's reflective photoprose about leaving life behind and stumbling through grief in an unfamili...
02/28/2016
sharktooth

new on the site:

Annie Frame's reflective photoprose about leaving life behind and stumbling through grief in an unfamiliar city. come by the GOOD GIRL launch at Over the Eight tonight to listen to her read it live.

leave your wife. travel solo to Paris. lose yourself. find yourself. get intimate with Annie Frame.

BROOKLYNcome to our GOOD GIRL reading / art show at Over the Eight!this Sunday, 6-10 pm / music by Gina Tolentinoreading...
02/22/2016

BROOKLYN
come to our GOOD GIRL reading / art show at Over the Eight!
this Sunday, 6-10 pm / music by Gina Tolentino
readings by Sable Smith, Darcie Wilder, Annie Frame, Alys Velazquez, Giorgia Sage
artwork by Devika Sen, Erin Shipley, Grace Mateo, Gabi Pérez, Rachel Cabitt
drinks! snacks! copies of issue three for sale!
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE
xx

totally stunned, amazed, and in awe of how you guys rallied together to help us make our Kickstarter goal. still feeling...
02/21/2016
about

totally stunned, amazed, and in awe of how you guys rallied together to help us make our Kickstarter goal. still feeling all the tingly feels a few days later. thank you so much to everyone who pledged, spread the word, said kind words, and told their moms to help out. every little bit counts and we couldn't have made it without you!

we'll be shipping out rewards starting this week, and issue three will be up for sale on the site soon. if you haven't signed up for our newsletter, you've got one week before the next one goes out. sign up below!

eternal thanks from all of us at Selfish. lots of stuff coming up so stay tuned!!

xx

02/14/2016
2016 Exhibitors

WE CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS
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3451 ¿SERIO? Zine #SNATCHPOWER 429 Collective 8-Rock Press After Lunch Comix AJB Design Alice Bag/ Rudy Bleu Allied Forces Press Alma Rosa, Honda & Gloria Rivera Amara Leipzig Andy Busc Angi Br...

one of our favorite parts of the issue release process is our strangely intimate, often inane Q&As. here's round one fea...
02/11/2016
issue three Q&As round one: scents and sounds

one of our favorite parts of the issue release process is our strangely intimate, often inane Q&As. here's round one featuring Agatha French, Penelope Gazin, Jackie Pick, Colleen Itani, and Hannah Johnson!

with every issue, we ask our contributors sometimes intimate, often inane questions in order to get to know them better. in this first round, crawl into bed with Agatha French, Penelope Gazin, Jackie Pick, Colleen Itani, and Hannah Johnson.

"Good Girl" poet Gabrielle Gilbert has a beautifully haunting piece up on Literary Orphans - check it out!
02/10/2016
Give Me Back What’s Mine by Gabrielle Gilbert

"Good Girl" poet Gabrielle Gilbert has a beautifully haunting piece up on Literary Orphans - check it out!

When I first saw him, his eyes were closed. They opened one after the other, like wind waving through the trees. He was singing, but he wasn’t the one they were listening to. I could only tell by watching how his lips stuck together and spread the...

COME SEE US this weekend at the LA Art Book Fair!! booth x42!
02/10/2016

COME SEE US this weekend at the LA Art Book Fair!! booth x42!

The Loop Lyfe by Madeline J. Peña listed Selfish as one of her top 10 gifts for single girls 🙃😘 thanks Madeline! make su...
02/09/2016
Valentine's Day Gifts for Your Single Gal Pal

The Loop Lyfe by Madeline J. Peña listed Selfish as one of her top 10 gifts for single girls 🙃😘 thanks Madeline! make sure you check out the other great gifts!

Yes, it's that time of year -- the time when society tells you that you should go out and buy your significant other a gift to show them how much you love them......{insert side eye here}. Did that...

we're nearing the end of our campaign - which means you've only got a few days left to pre-order your copy of GOOD GIRL ...
02/08/2016
Selfish Magazine issue three - GOOD GIRL

we're nearing the end of our campaign - which means you've only got a few days left to pre-order your copy of GOOD GIRL as well as pick up a limited edition issue three tote, our cute cupcake enamel pins, and the last remaining copies of our very first issue! help us pay our contributors! help us guarantee another great year of Selfish!

Selfish is a fearless, intersectional, independent magazine featuring autobiographical art and lit by female-identified storytellers.

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01/31/2016

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WE'RE THE FEATURED PUBLISHING CAMPAIGN TODAY! here's a sneak peek at the proofs for the new issue!thanks Kickstarter!!
01/27/2016

WE'RE THE FEATURED PUBLISHING CAMPAIGN TODAY! here's a sneak peek at the proofs for the new issue!
thanks Kickstarter!!

we're a staff favorite on #Kickstarter - will you help us take Selfish to the next level?? head over to pre-order your c...
01/21/2016
Selfish Magazine issue three - GOOD GIRL

we're a staff favorite on #Kickstarter - will you help us take Selfish to the next level?? head over to pre-order your copy of our third issue, "Good Girl," and get some of our sweet, sweet swag. limited edition tote bags! enamel pins! and the VERY limited copies left of issue one!

we love you, get SELFISH!

xx

Selfish is a fearless, intersectional, independent magazine featuring autobiographical art and lit by female-identified storytellers.

Selfish
01/20/2016

Selfish

HAPPY HOLIDAYS to every current or former #goodgirl - issue three coming January 2016!
12/25/2015

HAPPY HOLIDAYS to every current or former #goodgirl - issue three coming January 2016!

Timeline Photos
11/12/2015

Timeline Photos

it's been so wild and amazing getting submissions from each of the cities we stopped in on our #tour - it's made all our...
11/03/2015

it's been so wild and amazing getting submissions from each of the cities we stopped in on our #tour - it's made all our summer shenanigans worth it.
just over three weeks left to #submit to issue three, "Good Girl" - check it!

girlsgetselfish.com/submit

we're all dressed up in #allgoldeverything for the NY Art Book Fair! come say hello, we'll be here all weekend!
09/18/2015

we're all dressed up in #allgoldeverything for the NY Art Book Fair! come say hello, we'll be here all weekend!

Selfish has landed in SF!we'll be soaking in this cool overcast before our first tour event at Needles And Pens tomorrow...
08/20/2015

Selfish has landed in SF!
we'll be soaking in this cool overcast before our first tour event at Needles And Pens tomorrow. come by tomorrow night and say hello!

here it is: the rest of the interview between Molly and Taylor in our new regular column, "Two Drinks In."
07/27/2015
TWO DRINKS IN

here it is: the rest of the interview between Molly and Taylor in our new regular column, "Two Drinks In."

if you've gotten your hands on issue two, you may have read the opening excerpt of our new interview column, "Two Drinks In," featuring a candid conversation between editor-in-chief Taylor Yates and creative director Molly Cranna. read the rest here.

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07/24/2015

Selfish's cover photo

IT'S HEREISSUE TWO IS HEREcelebrate with us by reading our latest contributor Q&A post!featuring Carmen Abbe, Ana Medina...
07/22/2015
issue two, round five: heels won't stick

IT'S HERE
ISSUE TWO IS HERE

celebrate with us by reading our latest contributor Q&A post!
featuring Carmen Abbe, Ana Medina, Lara Kaminoff, Amelia Rebecca, and Chermelle D. Edwards.

http://www.girlsgetselfish.com/news/2015/7/22/issue-two-round-five-heels-wont-stick

our contributors took a few minutes out of their day to tell us a little more about themselves, their routines (or lack thereof), and the beauty of the witching hour. featuring Carmen Abbe, Ana Medina, Lara Kaminoff, Amelia Rebecca, and Chermelle Danicea Edwards.

ready for round two? today's cast:Megan Bealer, Alex Martin, Jenn Northington, Rachelle Beaudoin, and Adriana Yugovich.
07/15/2015
issue two, round two Q&A: from the raw

ready for round two?
today's cast:
Megan Bealer, Alex Martin, Jenn Northington, Rachelle Beaudoin, and Adriana Yugovich.

welcome back to our Q&As, where we learn a little more about our issue two contributors. let's get ready for round two, in which we discover that the paradox is strong in all of us. featuring Megan Bealer, Alex Martin, Jenn Northington, Rachelle Boudoin , and Adriana Yugovich.

we asked our contributors to tell us a little bit about themselves. below: round one of our super-fun Q&A sessions, feat...
07/13/2015
issue two, round one Q&A: catch those worms

we asked our contributors to tell us a little bit about themselves.
below: round one of our super-fun Q&A sessions, featuring Carrie Hilgert, Harpreet Kaur, Mar Cuervo, Chrysanthe Tan, and Molly Kaplan.

it's that time again, folks--we asked our contributors a few questions to learn a little more about them. sink your teeth into round one of our infamous Q&A sessions, in which everyone seems to contradict the very nature of time. featuring Carrie Hilgert, Harpreet Kaur, Mar Cuervo, Chrysanthe Tan, a…

just received the proof from the printers and we're so excited! while you wait for issue two, get to know our contributo...
07/08/2015
issue TWO

just received the proof from the printers and we're so excited!
while you wait for issue two, get to know our contributors!

the girls of Selfish are back with issue two, "Just One More," which explores the ways in which we grapple with the countless moments that chip away at our innocence, the fluidity of identity, and the sweet futility of resisting change. issue two features the work of 30 contributors, who take us thr…

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06/30/2015

Selfish's cover photo

Selfish
06/30/2015

Selfish

#tbt to when we all got together and ate pizza and put together issue one! thanks to everyone who submitted to issue two...
05/14/2015

#tbt to when we all got together and ate pizza and put together issue one! thanks to everyone who submitted to issue two, we'll be back with news next month! xx, STAY #SELFISH

05/12/2015

JUST ONE MORE DAY to #submit to issue two!! get on it & get #SELFISH

HEY YOUthere's one week left to #submit so you better get to it!
05/06/2015
SUBMIT

HEY YOU

there's one week left to #submit so you better get to it!

issue two will be called JUST ONE MORE. we'd like you to think about whatever it is that means to you, and then put that to paper in the medium that feels appropriate. SELFISH is a memoir zine and we're looking for submissions that are personal and memoir-based in any printable format.

Selfish's cover photo
04/13/2015

Selfish's cover photo

Selfish
04/01/2015

Selfish

HEYYYwe took a quick break and now we're back and happy to announce that you can find us on the east coast! SELFISH is n...
04/01/2015
WORD Bookstores — What makes Selfish Magazine so great? 1) Events...

HEYYY

we took a quick break and now we're back and happy to announce that you can find us on the east coast! SELFISH is now available at WORD Bookstore in Greenpoint. thanks to Emily below who happened to be wearing the perfect shirt when we dropped by :)

STAY TUNED. we've got lots to talk about very soon...

What makes Selfish Magazine so great? 1) Events director emeritus Jenn Northington has a piece published in it! and 2) It can be corpus-libris-ed not once, but TWICE! But the back cover probably...

well sh*t. our event at The Last Bookstore was EPIC. our readers were incredible!Miss Chief was amazing!SLUTEVER kicked ...
03/12/2015

well sh*t.
our event at The Last Bookstore was EPIC.
our readers were incredible!
Miss Chief was amazing!
SLUTEVER kicked ass!
and then? then we smashed cupcakes.
it couldn't get any better than this...so we're gonna go hibernate for a bit so we can come back with news about ISSUE TWO.

see you soooooooooon and stay #SELFISH!!

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