About

Skirt the Issue is dedicated to the writing spectrum of beauty, fashion and feminism, from essay dives into self-image and intersectional feminism to brief missives on how wonderful a new lipstick may be. The site is maintained and written by Tabitha Blankenbiller, who lives outside of Portland, Oregon. She’s written extensively on style and body image in publications like The Establishment, The Rumpus, Hobart, and numerous other journals.

Can I submit to Skirt the Issue?
Send essay query submissions to skirttheissueblog[at]gmail[dot]com. The site’s goal is to be conversational and feature more than one voice (*cough* mine). Accepted submissions will be paid a small honorarium.

Do you get paid to love/endorse stuff?
That would be amazing! No, all items worn, makeup applied, website fees and author payments come straight out of Tabitha’s checking account without supplemental assistance from the companies represented.