Author Archives: Hanna Botney

About Hanna Botney

Hanna Botney

Hanna is a Staff Writer at Vital VOICE Magazine. She writes "Lez Be Real" as well as other magazine content. Her favorite things include horses, Zoie Palmer, and The St. Louis Cardinals. She was also the silent sixth member of the Spice Girls. They called her LezbiSpice.

Hanna Botney

Lez Be Reel: Hanna’s Coming Out Story

Our newest to the Vital Voice online is a vlog from one of our staff writers, Hanna Botney, where she explains her full and official coming out story. V

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St. Louis, Leningrad and Paris: Alfred DePew takes readers on a non-stop journey

A Wedding Song for Poorer People is a collection of short stories by Alfred DePew published by Mixed Messages Press,  a project of Left Bank Books in St. Louis. DePew is a St. Louis native who lives in Vancouver, B.C. now. He won a Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction for his first short story […]

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We Met Online: The Entertaining World of Dating Apps

“We met online” seems like the lamest story to explain how I met my significant other I can feel the judgment seeping through their pores followed by the very flat, “Oh.” But I mean, is there really a reason not to try it? Sure, I don’t have some super cool story, but it worked. More […]

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Suits For You: Saint Harridan Crafts Queer Suits

Many women and transmen who wish to wear suits to an event have trouble finding suits that fits properly. And if you can find a suit, it often costs an arm and a leg. Saint Harridan is here to give you a suit that fits your body and your gender. The idea was born out […]

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Lez Dance!

LEZ DANCE is a monthly dance party born out of a need for a space for women and a need to dance. Lola van Ella and Jeez Loueez attended a lesbian dance party in another area and the wheels started turning. They knew they could produce something extraordinary back in St. Louis. Van Ella posted […]

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