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The Shortform

Janis Joplin, the Banshee Angel

A Taliswomen Short

Original Artwork by the Author

Just over two years before I was born, my fellow Texan Janis Joplin shot too much heroin in Hollywood and became a founding member of the 27 Club. I would’ve been 13 when I learned about her — my best friend’s hard-living mother worked nights and smoked cigarettes and oh how she loved Pearl. Even back then, Janis’s voice hurt my heart with its rawness.

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Leah Welborn

Leah Welborn

Writer & witchy feminist in Colorado who’s trying to re-enchant herself & the world while making peace with her meatsuit. https://linktr.ee/leahwelborn