• The It's Over Issue

    Just Need Space

    The It's Over Issue
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    The friendzone never looked so good

    Just Need Space

    if i had a normal childhood, i might have been a well adjusted person.

    whats normal?

    like normal with a mom and a dad and a dog

    Jasmine: UNIF Cameron dress, James Perse Over Plaid Flannel shirt, BONbdsm cuff.


    you didn’t have a normal dog?

    i didn’t have a pet, or a … a mom, a normal mom, anyway.

    whats a normal mom?

    i don’t know.

    i’d like to talk with you, like really talk. i mean I know we’re talking right now but, i don’t know, i don’t feel like i can be close to you. i mean we’re close, right now we’re close …

    i mean how close?

    RAFiA: Evil Twin galaxy high waisted pants, Uniqlo pink crewneck sweater, Bod & Christensen leather jacket, Paladium boots.

    Ronika: vintage Levi jeans, American Apparel Turtle Neck crop, Harley Davidson racing jacket.

    idk, whatever

    what?

    what do i mean to you?

    what do you mean to me? lol you’re my best friend

    Jasmine: Real Tree jacket and hat, Reformation dress, Doc Martens steel-toed boots

    i know … i know, we’re good friends, and it’s good to be good friends. thats a good thing.

    so?

    so, i just … i don’t want to freak you out, i just really want to hold your hand right now.

    I held my knees tightly to my chest, I tossed my hair so she couldn’t see me push back tears. It was dark, but I could still see her averting her eyes from me in the small glow of device light. She didn’t say a word.

    that’s okay, we can be friends.


    Photographed by Bob Civil. Modeled by Jasmine Gibson, Ronika McClain, and RAFiA Santana. Directed by Bob Civil and Isabelle Nastasia. Styled by Ronika McClain.

    Text adapted from scenes in My Own Private Idaho (1991) and The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995), and inspired by the lives of countless queer women with whom we’ve shared space.

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