Elise R. Peterson is a writer, visual artist and educator living and working in New York. Writing clips have appeared in Adult, PAPER MAGAZINE, ELLE, LENNY LETTER, and NERVE among others

She previously served as the founding Music Editor of Saint Heron.

Her written work doubles as storytelling and investigating the nuance of identity and sexuality as it relates to marginalized communities. 

Her multidisciplinary visual work is informed by the past, reimagined in the framework of the evolving notions of technology, intimacy and cross-generational narratives. 

Socially, it is her aim to continue to use art as a platform for social justice while making art accessible for all through exhibitions of public work and beyond. 

Elise is the host of MANE, a online video series highlighting the intersection of culture and hair as told through the narratives of women via Now This News. 

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