Welcome to the last series of Pride month! All this week, I will be sharing blog posts featuring different LGBTQ artists in a range of disciplines. Check out all the LGBTQ Creatives worthy of support here!
Who is Stephanie?
Stephanie is a twenty-year-old lesbian writer and graphic designer based in Florida. She began writing short stories as a young kid in grade school and started working on longer fiction during middle school. She is currently working on a fantasy/mystery novel based in the 19th century about a queer woman.
With design, Steph got involved as a teenager when she took a commercial arts class. Since then, she’s set up an Etsy shop with her graphic designs on prints and posters. She’s also been designing book covers for a while now and continues to develop her design skills.
Identity and Work
With writing, Steph usually works LGBTQ characters into her stories. She’s inspired by the lack of stories she had when coming to terms with her own identity and hopes to create characters that others like her can relate to. She wants to create stories that help LGBTQ people feel acknowledged, especially during a critical time during a queer person’s life when they are feeling lost about this identity.
Steph’s Etsy shop designs feature mostly work inspired by Hayley Kiyoko (the Lesbian Jesus that the young LGBTQ community is pretty familiar with). After attending a concert in 20gayteen, Steph let the positive queer energy influence her designs.