The Bold Italic

Celebrating the free-wheeling spirit of the Bay Area.

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The Bold Italic Editors

We’re the editing team behind The Bold Italic, an online magazine celebrating the free-wheeling spirit of San Francisco.

Clara Hogan

Editor in Chief of The Bold Italic

Sophia Smith

associate editor @Medium // Ⓥ // I like to pick up heavy things. Sometimes I write.

Tracey Ford

Director of Publisher Growth @Medium

Latest Posts

A Look Back at MLK’s Visit to the Bay Area in 1964

King’s calls for support of the Civil Rights Acts at the 1964 Republican Convention were largely denounced

I Found Out I Had Covid on TikTok. Now What?

Mothering teenagers in the age of Covid

The Pandemic Gave Me the Time I Never Had to Properly Date

I found love in a super hopeless place

14 Ways to Honor MLK Day in the Bay Area Safely This Year

Don’t let the pandemic stop you from paying the holiday respect

5 Essential Bay Area Social Justice Films to Watch Now

With topics ranging from racial inequality to gay rights to gentrification

What I Learned Going to Burning Man With My Mom at Age 15

Sober and cynical, I realized no amount of sweaty, unsolicited free hugs would cure my teenage depression

‘Suck Less’ — What Local Small Business Owners Hope for in 2021

‘To 2021… Please don’t suck as much as 2020.’

Vintage Fabrics Give These Masks a Retro Vibe

Laureano Faedi is sewing his way through his enormous collection of textiles

Bay Area ICU Capacity Hits Lowest Yet at 0.7%. What Does That Actually Mean?

11 separate counties make up our region — which makes understanding these figures even more confusing


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