Like most stories about friendship, this one involves whale bones.
Alex Berman was born and raised in Manhattan and is currently a high school sophomore in the Bronx. When not out running (preferably in the rain), Alex can usually be found drawing, writing, or reading with a cup of tea and a cuddly kitten. Alex is also known (to no one) as a Corduroy Pants Enthusiast and would really like to get that title going if you don’t mind. Just, you know, the next time you’re on the topic of pants (corduroy), give Alex a mention.
This year I’ve been writing a lot about friendship, and how it feels to lose it. There is a lot of grief and heartbreak when a friendship ends that isn’t talked about as much as grief over a death or the heartbreak of losing a romantic partner. I wanted to explore these feelings through my writing and connect them to physical sensations of loss. Doing so has been cathartic, and I hope my work will resonate with readers and do justice to a familiar experience.
Two girls sit at a bus stop, each wondering if the other feels the same way she does. Wondering if she could be brave enough to find out.
An autobiographical comic about gender identity, coming out to yourself, and finding your way.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if medieval serfs had answering machines? Well, we uncovered a treasure trove of records from the early-late-middle dark ages containing a hidden mystery about a chicken.