Better Than IRL: True Stories About Finding Your People On The Untamed Internet

Better Than IRL: True Stories About Finding Your People On The Untamed Internet (Edited by Katie West and Jasmine Elliot, Fiction & Feeling, 2019)

Contributing author, fiction

Pre-order link: 

Screen Shot 2019-10-22 at 3.32.52 PM.pngBetter Than IRL is a collection of true stories about finding your people on the untamed internet. This wild version of the internet existed in a time before algorithms, corporations, and terms of service made anything more than an emoji hard to come by. A time when the internet was still new, and huge, and unruly. No one knew quite what to do with it, but we built our little corners and made lasting connections. With essays written by pioneers and participants from online communities, this paperback (or digital book!) looks at how this specific time on the internet changed us, and how we can take the elements that made it so much better than IRL with us into the future.”


The book will feature stories by:

  • Jadzia Axelrod
  • Kyle Cassidy
  • Molly Crabapple
  • Randell Zuleka Dauda
  • Melissa Gira Grant
  • Anaïs Escobar Mathers
  • Mohale Mashigo
  • Sisonke Msimang
  • Ryan North
  • Charles Pulliam-Moore
  • Leah Reich
  • Phoebe Roy
  • Kaite Welsh & Lola Keeley
  • Laaleen Sukhera
  • Damien Patrick Williams
  • Jessica Val Ang
  • + more soon to be announced!