Mornings After

Our only-waking moments.

Zoë Ligon’s Bone-Dry Mornings

I will never be in the mood for sex in the morning, I think it’s my least sexy hour. My mouth is dry, my crotch is dry. Like, let me get well oiled and running first. We can all benefit from some lubrication. More

Kellie Hogan

Leopoldine Core’s Neverending Daylight

I don’t feel anxious in the morning. I feel timelessness. It’s really sublime… like, breakfast can go on and on and have many courses and a lot of coffee. More

Ana Cecilia Alvarez


Divya Anantharaman’s Star Talk

I’m more into sex first thing in the morning. I wake up thinking, well you’re gonna die anyway, are you gonna worry about making it to this meeting on time? More

Ana Cecilia Alvarez

Cecilia Corrigan’s Multiple Hot Fluids

I’m obsessed with having multiple hot fluids. I make myself a chai latte, and a cup of coffee, and a cup of tea, and I just cycle through the beverages. Sometimes I order breakfast, and it’s just like, a hot chocolate and a bottle of water. More

Ana Cecilia Alvarez

Claire Evans’ Palm Tree Totem

The window is a sight, and all I have to do is keep it aimed on the palm tree. The world moves around us and we stay in the same place, which we call home. More

Shona Sanzgiri

Bean Kaloni Tupou’s Self-Dom

Bean’s apartment building in San Jose is surrounded by rows of other homes in various states, flanked by crippled palm trees, … More

Shona Sanzgiri


Keenan MacWilliam’s Self-Massage

There’s some optimism in setting your alarm earlier than you know you will wake up. I like to imagine the morning I would have. More

Ana Cecilia Alvarez

Kathleen Hale’s Eleventh Hour

I think waking up and just putting on a bathrobe over your pajamas is depressogenic. In order to write, I need to change. More

Ana Cecilia Alvarez

Missy Senteio’s One Piece

Of course the hard part is that some people are just miserable. It’s going to take a lot more than a matchmaker to make them not miserable. More

Ana Cecilia Alvarez

Christen Clifford’s Sunday Paper

When I was breastfeeding, I went years without reading a single book. I read magazines or short stories, but I couldn’t get through a book. I couldn’t concentrate. More

Ana Cecilia Alvarez


Vex’s Sensual Response

I like making films, because I was a little actress when I was younger, before I got really goth [laughs]. More

Fiona Duncan

Stoya’s Consistent Kind of Chaos

Sleep is a boundary that necessitates a certain level of trust in order to cross with another person. It’s like how, in certain sexual interactions, there’s more trust involved if I am going to let you tie me up; if things go awfully awry, then I am in a very vulnerable position. Same with sleep. More

Ana Cecilia Alvarez

Luna Miguel’s Sunday Siesta

Alcohol makes me dream strangely, lately I’ve dreamt of Pablo Iglesias [a Spanish politician] or Roberto Bolaño, or even myself, but animated, like a cartoon of myself. More

Berta Pfirsich & Ana Cecilia Alvarez

Ales & Fifi’s Animal Sleeps

Since meeting you, my dreams have gotten more adventurous. Now I am either flying or jumping or climbing cities. There’s always falling too, a sense of fear. More

Ana Cecilia Alvarez

Meredith Graves’ Race with the Devil

I have been bragging to my friends that since I’ve been in New York, I haven’t cried once——and I am such a crier, always the weeping willow. So I am in awe of how busy I am here. More

Ana Cecilia Alvarez

Dana Drori’s Aftertastes

I really value the early hours of the day when I don’t have to interact with anyone. Don’t get me wrong, I am a very happy person, almost always. But it’s just like every day you wake up and think, “here we go again, this fucking circus.” More

Ana Cecilia Alvarez

Cecilia Jurado’s Cement Pool

I used to go to the gallery every day, but then I fired myself from directing; it was the only way I could return to my own work. More

Ana Cecilia Alvarez