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What You Don’t Know:
Stories About Our Secret Selves

What are the stories we tell about ourselves? What are the stories we tell others about ourselves? This month HerStry wants to know your secrets. Tell us a story about a time you had to keep a secret. Was it for someone's own good? Was it because of something else? Let's talk about taboo tales. 

The Rules:

  • All stories must be between 500-3,000 words

  • All stores must be submitted in some form of word document. Google Docs is fine. Please DO NOT past your story into the body of the email.

  • All stories must be true and about you.

  • All stories must focus on the theme of secrets in some way.

  • Authors must submit a short bio and headshot. If you wish to remain anonymous disregard this step.

  • All stories are due November 23rd.


Natalie Very B. is a published Polish-Canadian illustrator and educator. Her artistic career is based on investigation of whimsical shapes of feminism in today’s world, as well as teaching creative skills to the youth. Her paintings reveal many Slavic folklore influences, while myths and legends are a constant source of inspiration whenever she creates a new body of work. Equality between sexes is a major issue in today’s society and a strong incentive for her to make illustrations that depict women as beautiful, empowered, and strong. Her artwork emanates wistful longing, tangible nostalgia, and exploration of the concept of “home” as a haunting visual element.

instagram: @natalieveryb  https://www.instagram.com/natalieveryb
portfolio: www.natalieveryb.com
etsy store: www.etsy.com/shop/natalieveryb