Rachel Aimee is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor and the NYC chapter director of Drag Queen Story Hour.
Rachel was a founding editor of the independent magazine $pread (2004-2011) and is an author of $pread: The Best of the Magazine That Illuminated the Sex Industry and Started a Media Revolution (Feminist Press, 2015). This interview in The Atlantic captures some of the quirks and challenges of publishing a print magazine for sex workers in the mid-2000s.
After becoming a parent in 2010, Rachel became frustrated by the double evils of princess culture and princess-phobia and began writing about it on her no-longer-active blog Not Anti-Princess. When she heard about the first Drag Queen Story Hour events in San Francisco, her response was: OMG, this is what I’ve been waiting for all my life! Rachel organized the first NYC Drag Queen Story Hour in the summer of 2016.
As the NYC chapter director of Drag Queen Story Hour, Rachel loves that her life now involves bringing drag queens to children in schools, libraries, and community spaces on a regular basis.
Rachel is also a freelance editor of nonfiction books for teenagers. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two children, and an old diabetic cat.