Tracey Anne Duncan

Tracey Anne Duncan is a journalist in New Orleans who writes broadly about health, culture, and identity. Their work focuses on the intersection of wellness and social justice. They also write and perform poetry and stories. They have been published in the pithy pop cultural venues you hate to love, like VICE, and in queerdo experimental journals like Tendrloin. In their reporting, they seek to uplift the voices that get muffled by the dominant culture and to destigmatize the creative ways we learn to live and love in this beautiful and terrifying world. Before they had a beat, Tracey Anne studied magic and writing — a.k.a. anthropology — at Columbia University and the magic of writing — literary nonfiction — at LSU. They have taught composition and literature to basically every age from eight to 80 in a slew of locales that include fancy private schools and prisons. They have been a yoga and meditation teacher and practitioner for more than two decades and currently teach sliding scale classes online and in New Orleans. Tracey Anne spends a lot of time making shapes with words. They call them stories. They are working on an autobiography in verse, as well as a series of somewhat-fictional pieces that center around the lives of queer GNC folks who are going to save the world with their witchcraft. They live with five furred companions on a particularly lovely bend in the Mississippi River.

Get Your Money Right

3 crucial tax tips to help queer people thrive

Winning

This brain implant allowed a fully paralyzed man to communicate

The Pandemic

The surprising link between COVID and diabetes

Get Lit

5 queer romances that will get you through spring fever

Bills Bills Bills

Medical debt could soon be erased from your credit report — but there's a catch

Professional Development

So, how about those pandemic side hustles everyone started?

Money

What to do if you haven't paid your taxes during the pandemic

Health

Time to embrace your inner vampire and sleep in total darkness

Crime

The secret service’s threat report on incels is both enlightening and terrifying

WTF

This Kansas teacher is suing her school so that she can continue to misgender students

Pets

10 minutes snuggling with a dog could act as a pain reliever, according to a new study

Vaping

When fruit-flavored vapes were banned, Puff Bar found a way in: synthetic nicotine

Butt Stuff

Pegging for beginners: A comprehensive guide

Sobriety Check

These TikTokers are redefining what it means to get sober

Health

Living near racists can literally make you sick

Yikes

Even a drink a day can be bad for your brain, says a study we desperately want to ignore

Food

Want to save the world? Eat more bugs

Up in Smoke

Vaping is now being linked to a higher risk of prediabetes

Health

How have some lucky bastards completely dodged COVID?

LGBTQ+

The F.D.A. just approved a condom specifically for anal sex. Why?