Two Serious Ladies is a small online magazine to promote writing and art by women.

The magazine was created in 2012 by Lauren Spohrer, who regrets how slowly she responds to submissions.

It’s named for the 1943 short novel by Jane Bowles. The novel contains the line:

“I wanted to be a religious leader when I was young and now I just reside in my house and try not to be too unhappy.” 


A Seasonal Question for You by Alex Cuff

Hi, I just started shaving my armpits. In order to stay clean. I don’t live with my mom or any women. And what kind of product should you use? I really appreciate it! What about "down there" how often should you shave your private part? Plus what about private part hair? Can you tell me the name of any? How long does it take you to shave your armpits and legs? I'm just wondering to see how often I should shave both my armpits and my legs and how long it should take. Thanks again for you kind, helpful answer!! :) I really want to shave there but I’m worried about little red bumps. I really want to shave there but Idk how to like up or down and the flaps. What if I cut myself please reply. I’m gonna use the powder cause my mom doesn’t really buy me vaginal things. I haven’t touched that area with a razor. I wanna shave down there but I’m scared of the little bumps and the itchiness afterwards. I would trim it down with scissors but will the red bumps still appear? Should I or should I NOT do it? What is the current ‘style’ as to hair down there? If I do I’ll start bleeding? My mom doesn’t know that I have pubic hair. Should I try again? Can someone answer Pat’s question? Totally bare, or landing strip so to speak, natural, unless showing in bathing suit??? LOL like not to sound promiscuous. So confused, and pretty much scared of any pain. I want to start shaving but am unsure what area is supposed to be shaved clean and what should just be trimmed. Should the labia be shaved clean and the area above trimmed? Does anyone else get this? I was told to go with the grain so I think that’s why I got so frustrated. I am seeing a wonderful guy that hinted it would be better if my area was a bit trimmed up. I cut myself during that first attempt. Has anyone else ever felt that way about the hair down there? Guys what should I do?! Or, should I wax? I have a bf, I might be getting some so should I shave it all away or just a little? I have a date tomorrow at 11am with a guy I’ve known since primary school. Really uncomfortable feeling like I have some bush growing down there. Should I shave my whole vagina? I’m worried it will like grow further up onto my back. Is this normal???? So confused, and pretty much scared of any pain. There are times that I glance at my area and sort of miss the hair. I felt like nothing was being accomplished. The hair makes me REALLY nervous.     Alex Cuff lives in Brooklyn where she teaches at a public high school and edits No, Dear magazine. She is an MFA candidate at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.

Fleshing by Sarah Marshall

Three Collages by Christine Shan Shan Hou