The laughter that results when you bang your head so hard the pain is almost unbearable, that’s my voice.
Photo by CJ Lowe
“One time I dreamed about giving a back rub to Jiz Lee, a queer porn star.“
— Yeah, That Sounds Like Something She’d Say
Amy is a writer, performer, and game designer who touches on a multitude of topics, including trauma recovery, mental illness, sexuality, and transgender issues. She started performing music at open mics in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, before moving to the Bay to pursue a career as a game artist. While attending school in San Francisco, she simultaneously discovered the SF Queer Open Mic and a love for spoken word. She now creates using every medium at her disposal.
Rock Bottom, a game she designed along with a small team, was featured on the front page of Newgrounds, and now boasts over 50,000 views. It is one of the top-rated FlashPunk games on the site. Her games have also been featured on Free Indie Games and Rock Paper Shotgun.
Her writing has appeared on Autostraddle and will soon be in Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, a resource guide for the trans community. She self-published a chapbook, Bite, which has received praise from both the trans and feminist communities.
She’s been a regular performer at the SF Queer Open Mic and featured at the Super Queer Open Mic as part of the Queer Arts Festival in June 2012. She performed in That’s What She Said, a women-centered variety show, and appeared in the My First Love poetry festival, sponsored by the Queer Open Mic and Guy Writers.