Nasty!: A Reading and Signing by Fierce Women Writers
From body positivity to sexual empowerment to overcoming adversity and beyond, Nasty! is a collection of bold essays and recollections by fierce women who are not ashamed of who they are or what they do. Featuring a diverse range of authors and perspectives, Nasty! is the first anthology from King Shot Press, released this past January. All profits from the anthology will be donated to Planned Parenthood.
“Nasty! is a collection of powerful proclamations and confessions, stories and essays that celebrate self- acceptance and individuality while unflinchingly exposing the horrors women continue to experience. It’s an empowering read that tears the veil of civility to liberate by catharsis.” —Reality Sandwich
“It runs a wide emotional gamut, but every essay is united by a really intense sense of honesty—with an undercurrent of righteous anger. Give it to your moms and daughters.” —LitReactor
"Besides being an important work in the human sense, it's important because of its timing. NASTY is the kind of thing that will ACTUALLY make America great again because it will push you out of your comfort zone and make you face sometimes harsh but always human realities." -- Rob Hart, author of New Yorked
Rhonda Jackson Joseph is a member of the steering committee for the annual National Black Book Festival in Houston. She earned her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University. She currently lives in Pearland, Texas, with her children, husband, and fur babies. She is currently working on several other novels and a screenplay, all while teaching English courses to college students.
Melissa Moralez explores the paradigm of the modern American woman, producing raw popcorn fiction for the daring soul.
Rachel Stevens shares the story of her journey from near-typical child of the fifties to Marine Corps officer and successful trial lawyer, from husband and father to inveterate vagabond, slot-casino cashier, small-town vegan cook, artist and screenwriter. Voted Most Stubborn in her senior class, no one foresaw the lengths to which she would go to cement her legacy. A trans woman of unflinching candor, unexpected sensibility and ephemeral circumstance, she relentlessly weaves her way through the rich tapestry of life.
Kim Vodicka is the spokesbitch of a degeneration. She is the author of two poetry collections. She is also the creator of a comic series and a book of sound-poems on vinyl. A zine of her poetry will be illustrated and released by an artist collective later this year. Her work has been featured in plenty of places. She tours and performs a lot. Google her, if you wish. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee.