005: Without Walls, by A. Gislebertus

"Without Walls" by A. Gislebertus

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About the Author: A. Gislebertus is a writer living in the Five College area of Massachusetts. She comprises one half of Gislebertus hoc fecit artist collective with Nicole Brown. As a writer, she grapples with concepts of isolation, growth, trauma, queerness, and subversive aggressive femininity. Art-as-activism and prison abolition are core parts of her life-view, and are increasingly part of her approach to writing literature.  

About the Audio: The story is read by Nicole Brown and Faith Gregory. Intro and outro are by Faith Gregory. The intro music is "Boom Boom Box," and the outro is "I Was Three," both by Ben Bunker.


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This story contains themes of incarceration and death, and contains brief aggressive behavior.

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