All of the feelings: On the strange, confusing love between queer besties / FUSION

Once upon a time, I had a bestie named Eleanor. We had just become teen girls, and we did everything together. We wrote short stories, drew pictures and biked nowhere late into the night. We spent hours at Eleanor’s house following the convoluted plotlines of the soap opera Passions, including the almost incomprehensible storyline of […]

I don’t call myself bisexual – I let my stories tell themselves / The Guardian

I’ve always felt attracted to both men and women, but usually not at the same time. One day it’s more dude-focused and then it’s back to women, but it always feels fluid. This has nothing to do with my ability to be in a committed relationship with one person. Actually, open or poly relationships have […]

Sweet blog post/ review of Illuminati Girl Gang 4

I recently discovered this awesome blog post/review of Illuminati Girl Gang 4. Check out the kind words from Katie Walck (@KatieWalck) on her blog THE LE SIGH: “There’s also a really amazing piece by Alicia Eler called ‘Besties,’ a story of the emotional intensity that can come from female friendships, especially ones experienced in our […]

“Besties” in Illuminati Girl Gang Magazine

I’m excited to be included in the fourth issue of NYC-based ILLUMINATI GIRL GANG Magazine alongside other amazing, young, up-and-coming writers. Here you’ll find my essay “Besties,” a personal, cinematic, pop narrative that weaves together the threads of fraught, hyper-intimate, teen-girl relationships. ILLUMINATI GIRL GANG is available in print! When you purchase this magazine, you are showing your support for […]