Project Unicorn: A Lesbian YA Extravaganza! is a year long project seeking to release two short stories a week for an entire year, all speculative YA fiction, all with lesbian heroines. All written by myself and my amazing wife, author Jennifer Diemer.
AND WE ARE ALMOST HALFWAY THROUGH THAT YEAR. Mind boggling, that. 🙂 ❤
I have been looking forward to this month's theme since the very beginning of Project Unicorn: Myth, Magic and Glitter was going to be about girls finding their way, reclaiming myths to feature girls being the heroines, strength and vulnerability, pain and sadness and triumph and peace and possibility. This month, we released our first trans* story, a story about a girl dealing with her girlfriend's suicide, stories that are hard and dark but hopeful, stories about transformation and changing your own world. It has been the hardest month to date. And the most rewarding.
Project Unicorn exists because people need to see themselves in literature, or they are erased, invalidated, invisible. Project Unicorn exists because the only way that the word "lesbian" will stop being synonymous with "porn" is when we're seen as human beings who deserve stories, and not a fetish. Project Unicorn exists because girls need stories about strength, about vulnerability, about being your own savior. Project Unicorn exists because lesbians deserve stories.
Please support that by spreading the word, by purchasing an eZine, by telling a friend about a story that touched you.
And, as always, thank you for reading. ❤ ❤ ❤