Blank Space by Malia Griggs

Update: My best friend, Rachel, and I started a new collaborative project called LOVE + LIKE.

It deciphers relationships (of all forms) in this new era where love meets “like.” This is one of the illustrated stories we published about getting waxed. Rachel is the illustrator extraordinaire, and I’m the writer/editor.

Check it out. And a new gin + platonic will come your way soon, I promise.

by Malia Griggs

Just in case anyone thought I was making up that sex ed picture book, here’s some photographic proof. Pretty sure this is the root of all my intimacy issues. My mother says she got the book from a library sale and it’s Swedish. Obviously, my memory colored in a few details, but I’m not far off, am I? 

I learned about sex from the Swedes, and I was potty-trained by Canadians. God knows what else is wrong with me.