The Ex-Jehovah’s Witness Who Found Her Voice When She Lost Her Clothes

By Sarah Hoenicke for Narratively Shelbie Dimond drops her high-waisted jeans, shirt, bra, and thong into a pile beside her camera kit. She looks over Hollywood’s rooftops from a large patio. Strangers amble out of the house, smoking cigarettes or chasing their dogs. “Um, can you get naked?” she asks Kevin, who’s given her access to … Continue reading The Ex-Jehovah’s Witness Who Found Her Voice When She Lost Her Clothes

Nayomi Munaweera’s Writing Life

By Sarah Hoenicke When Nayomi Munaweera’s first novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, was released in 2011, she threw a dance party at Club Baobab in San Francisco. “There were probably a hundred or more of Nayomi’s friends and fans there,” said novelist Keenan Norris who met Munaweera in 2006. Island’s coming out party was … Continue reading Nayomi Munaweera’s Writing Life