We are Anodyne
After lifetimes of silencing by an unaccommodating system we have had enough. Our voices have been muffled, our needs ignored, misdiagnosed, and mistunderstood. Billions of FLINTA* people exist, frustrated by patriarchal structures and standards for health. It’s our time to be heard.
We refuse to accept outdated solutions to contemporary issues.
Anodyne (meaning pain relief) Magazine is a trimesterly periodical offering an opportunity to voice our experiences to the masses. We exist not only for catharsis, but also progress. With the intersectional contributions featured in our magazine, we hope to change the existing health paradigm.
We are listening.
We support you.
Katarina Yepez & Veronica Zora Kirin
A German abbreviation that stands for “Frauen, Lesben, Intergeschlechtliche, nichtbinäre, trans and agender”, meaning women/females, lesbians, intersex, non-binary, trans and agender people. The asterisk represents all non-binary gender identities. More at Wikipedia.
1/ not likely to offend or arouse tensions (what we’re told to do)
2/ serving to alleviate pain (what we’re here to do)
Katarina is a Berlin-based artist with a knack for expressing the intricacies of human experience. Her artwork, which can be found under the moniker Katarina Eva, is bold and expressive with an unmissable touch of whimsy. Though she is primarily a painter, she also works in media including photography, sculpture, mixed-media, and writing.
Veronica Zora Kirin
Veronica is an anthropologist, entrepreneur, author, and woman of many hats currently based out of Berlin. Her work has appeared in Scars, New Feathers, HerStry, and her book "Stories of Elders" won the National Indie Excellence Award. Over the years, she has built non-profits, tech companies, and startups. Concurrently with Anodyne, Veronica’s startup AsteriskDAO is revolutionizing women’s non-reproductive health.
Finnian Burnett is a college instructor of creative writing and composition. They run an online writing academy for FLINTAQ writers for the Golden Crown Literary Society. Finnian also gives workshops on a variety of craft of writing topics, and they will be facilitating at this year’s Northwest Narrative Medicine conference.
Finnian holds a doctoral degree in English Pedagogy and their passions involve teaching with story, writing the human body, including mental health, and the intersections of identity.
Their work appears in Reflex Press, Ekphrastic Review, Blank Spaces Magazine, WordWorks Magazine, and more. Finn’s latest collection, The Clothes Make the Man, was released by Ad Hoc Fiction. A second flash fiction collection, The Price of Cookies, is forthcoming through Off Topic Publishing.
When not writing or teaching, Finnian watches too much Star Trek, futilely tries to grow a garden, and takes their geriatric cat for walks in a stroller. Finnian lives in British Columbia with their wife, and Lord Gordo, the cat.
Dylan McNulty-Holmes (he/they) is the author of Survivalism for Hedonists (Querencia Press, 2023) and the longform digital poetry project Half a Million Mothers (shortlisted for the 2022 New Media Writing Prize). His writing has also been illustrated and turned into a T-shirt, live-soundtracked by a disco band, and published in places such as Redivider, ANMLY, Pilot Press, and The Welsh Review. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. More of his work can be found at dylanmcnultyholmes.com.