When we asked Fly about the origins of Peops she tried to explain it away as a selfish act, a way to get people to hang out with her, to come over her house; a reason to socialize with people she thinks are cool. But we see it a different way: Fly is doing the most selfless thing by shining the stage lights on all of the people in her environment that she thinks deserve acknowledgement and praise. Each issue comes with 30 or so highlighted individuals with a detailed sketch by Fly and lengthy stories about how they came to land in their roles in life. Sometimes they are famous people (like writer Eileen Myles, artist Winston Smith, and Neurosis' Noah Landis in this issue) but sometimes they are street people, historical squatters, slam poets, hobos, and zine writers. The power of each person's unique story is evident and undeniable here. And it includes Sascha Altman DuBrul, author of Maps to the Other Side!
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