Hello, Pals, Teammates and Power Players!
The official sticker of The Hard Screen is here and you get the first look. Like everything about The Hard Screen, this, too, was a labor of love — designed by me in collaboration with Danielle Shaw at kaleidaweb.com, the Photoshop master who also designed The Hard Screen’s website.
All the artistic effects and graffiti tagging were done by yours truly and include special important-to-me messages (the meanings of which I’ll probably never reveal but you can trust they are about strength and empowerment).
The Hard Screen
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Tamryn Spruill is an author and freelance journalist covering women’s basketball, with issues of gender, race and sexuality central to her reporting. She has followed the WNBA since its 1996 inception, and she is writing a book about its exciting history through the lens of the passionate, persevering and powerful (80% Black, many LGBTQ+-identifying) women who make the league up (ABRAMS 2022). She is represented by JL Stermer at New Leaf Literary & Media.
Spruill’s bylines include Harper’s BAZAAR, The New York Times, SLAM, ZORA, Teen Vogue, The Athletic and Swish Appeal, where she also has served as editor-in-chief since 2018 when hired as the first woman to hold that position.
She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and Journalism (University of South Carolina) and a Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Goddard College).