Violet Drake, From Water in Ecdysis: buoyboady, 2021


Like the Babadook.


Of course. Injecting horror, science fiction, or fantasy into my latest project was my love letter to the genre. A love letter to who I was as a teenager, and to the inner child in me who always had a Goosebumps book in my hands. I am grateful that Eastern Edge allowed me the creative freedom to do that. My art is always autobiographical or autoethnographic in nature. I'm a storyteller first and foremost. I have been developing my voice through poetry for quite some time. In 2019 I self published my first book estrogenesis. That project was an important milestone on my own path toward creative liberation and personal healing.