SELFISH is a space for us to talk about how we really feel.
borne out of a desire to examine generations of voicelessness, lack of agency, unawareness of and inability to articulate the generational effects of patriarchal oppression, Selfish documents the sensation of collectively shedding the skins of our silence and building our true creative narratives. each issue is a print mixtape time capsule exploring the esoteric themes of our development through endless mediums, including photography & video, comics & illustration, poetry & essays, zine excerpts, and other printable media.
in our two years, we've launched a successful Kickstarter, sold out of our first two issues, been carried in over twenty-five independent shops across the US and Canada, hosted readings and literary events, and tabled in several book & zine fairs. our community expands with each issue, and we embrace and explore new opportunities to grow.
we work in print twice a year, with issues coming out every spring and fall. submissions will be open at the end of summer - stay tuned!
Taylor Yates (founder/editor-in-chief) is a bicoastal writer and editor currently exploring the intricacies and imprints of the psychological landscape through a keyboard and her space mouse alter ego. through pursuing an expansion of the understanding of truth, she aims to help rebuild the universal narrative to reflect and unearth its intrinsic ties to the female perspective. she eats too much sugar and wants to steal your puppies.
Molly Cranna (creative director) is an editorial and commercial photographer in Los Angeles. she specializes in portraits, beauty, and still lifes, with an emphasis on interesting people doing interesting things. her clients include Wired, Glamour, More, Refinery29, Elle China, and Adidas.
Kelsey Nolan (editor) is a writer, professional book-slinger, and bottom-shelf wine extraordinaire. she received her Masters in Professional Writing from USC and spends her time asking people if they know what that is. other interests include dealing with inbox anxiety, hyping LA, and binging on literature.
Yuiko Sugino (graphic designer) is an illustrator and graphic designer, born in Japan and living in Los Angeles. focusing on color and simplicity, her work ranges from magazine design to greeting cards to maps to indie film posters. she spends much of her time daydreaming about revisiting Italy, tap dancing, and fat cats.
Alys Velazquez (editor) is a Brooklyn-based writer focusing on poetry and short prose. she spends much of her time on both sides of the bar, haunting used bookstores, and photographing her breakfast.