Meet Boshemia

founders

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Eileen Elizabeth is a writer and digital media producer from Appalachia. Her passion for connecting womxn and creating platforms for their work sparked Boshemia. When not dreaming about blue Martian sunrises, she writes essays about culture, feminism, and place. Her poetry explores queer identity and rural landscape. She is an MFA candidate in creative nonfiction at the University of California, Riverside.

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Sarah L is a Cher, wine and cat enthusiast who variously moonlights as an academic, content creator & Important Magazine Lady. Her work centres on themes of identity, failures of capitalism, reflection & healing, a fondness for the ocean, and the history of feminist publishing. She is driven by a need and desire to build communities and opportunities for womxn, nonbinary & queer folk.

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Sarah Q is a full-time doctor, occasional writer and perpetually The Most ™. She is inspired by drag, glamour, comedy, satire, calling out white nonsense and the concept of a genuinely good night’s sleep. When not hard at work, you can find her either at home in pyjamas binge eating Pringles and binge watching Drag Race, or out on the town at 5am wearing heels and (faux) fur and an abundance of sparkles. (There is no in-between.)


DESIGNERS

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LAUREN // DESIGNER

Lauren Elizabeth is an educator and designer based in Paris, France. She believes in human-centered design: she has collaborated in her work with nursings homes, schools, and music and art therapists. She is perpetually mourning the alter-egos she has not yet become (famous equestrian, touring musician, writer, dancer, Master sommelier). Her personal work and music can be explored here.

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BECKY // DESIGNER

Becky Johnson is a creative entrepreneur from Washington, DC. When she’s not designing for Boshemia Magazine she runs Becky J. Invitations, her own custom stationery design studio. She believes that cooperation over competition is the key to raising each other up beyond what is expected of us. 


editors

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ALEX // CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Alex Nolan is a writer living in Plymouth, England, but who comes from a small town in Northumberland. He works in charity retail to make his living, but dreams of subsisting off his (soon-to-be) fabulously popular plays and novels. Non-fiction forays from him focus on queer culture and what it means to be an LGBTQ+ person living in the present day. When capitalism has finally been crushed, you’ll find him drinking Merlot amongst a commune of cats.

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ROBBIE // ASSISTANT ART EDITOR

Robbie Masters is a creative based in Bristol, UK with a passion for storytelling, painting and publishing. As a non-binary trans person and trauma survivor, integrity and authenticity are essential to Robbie and their written work often focuses on themes of queer empowerment and identity— sometimes served with a side order of sass. When it comes to art, they're all about escapism, dreamy abstraction and championing emerging creative voices.


columnists

 
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RoPA // COLUMNIST

Ropafadzo Mugadza is a writer from London. She is fascinated with the human experience and believes that writing has and will always be a form of activism.

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ERIN // COLUMNIST

Erin Ammon is a queer writer and artist from West Virginia currently living in Glasgow. Her experience working in Washington, D.C. has informed much of her writing and political advocacy. Erin is currently exploring the connections between textile arts and feminine dissent. When she is not stalking the Halls of Power, you can find Erin thrifting for deals on vintage clothing, imagining possible dystopian futures, or playing the ukulele. 

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JAKE // UK Political Columnist

Jake Bolton is a comedy writer/performer living in London. They have written several plays which they have then cast themself in. Politicians are a dangerous combination of egotistical and powerful, and as such they believe satire is an important tool to bring them down a peg or two. Jake is currently studying Writing and Producing Comedy at the National Film and Television School.

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EMILY // COLUMNIST

Emily Blair is a queer Appalachian writer and community college professor. Originally from Fort Chiswell, Virginia, she now lives in North Carolina with her cat, Plum. Her poetry and nonfiction often focus on queer identity, the body and body horror, and reimagining traditional “love story” narratives through the lenses of trauma and shifting understandings of the self. She is an assistant editor at Cahoodaloodaling. Her latest publications and more information can be found on her website, emilyblairpoet.com.