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Under the Skin
Lyvie Scott explores films about melancholia, madness and mourning, all with people of color at the center.
What the Fire Couldn’t Burn
Lauryn Jackson looks for silver linings after the loss of her home.
From Us As We Once Could Be
Logan-Ashley Kisner finds a different understanding of love, and experiences catharsis, through trans characters in horror.
Lukas T. Woodyard writes about their neighborhood, Elmhurst, Queens, Covid, and what they've lost... and ultimately gained.
I'm a Slut: Thank You, Rocky Horror
Maddy Sutka gives tribute to the film that helped reframe her understanding of sex, pleasure, and camp: The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Dad Came Back
Ellen Gillespie writes about coming to terms with her father's mortality and why she appreciates all the time she has with him.
Musings About Graduate School: An Analysis of Candyman (1992)
Rebecca Radillo parallels her journey through grad school with the plight of horror academic Helen Lyle.
Roving Woman: Searching for America's First Singer-Songwriter
Lola Estok delves into the life of America's first singer-songwriter, Connie Converse, who went missing in 1974
Between the Ghosts and Me
The writer talks about three different men in her past and the ghosts that have followed her through her romantic life.
The Surprising Triumph of Black Women in Horror
Lyvie Scott parallels her journey to overcome her fear to the arcs of black women in classic horror films.
Editor's Note - October 2021
Blossom Mag creators Maddy Sutka and Lola Estok discuss October's theme: loss - the pain it causes, and the hope we can find in rememberance
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