Erin Stover Sickmen

Erin gets to flex her creative muscle as Artistic Director of the Studios of Key West but has also completed a graduate degree at Harvard, served as a National Park Service Search and Rescue volunteer, visited all 50 states, rescued a 300lb sea turtle, nabbed the title of Key West Ms. Gay Pride, and gotten involved with Special Olympics. She says yes to pretty much everything. Luckily her wife, daughter and crazed terrier put up with this.

KEY WEST TO COSTA RICA: TRAVELING POST-COVID

Travel is always a fast-fading dream in hindsight. A week after returning home, all abstract curiosities have been solved and we’re left with a full camera roll, an inflated...

OPINION: PRIDE AND PROGRESS — A COMPLICATED RAINBOW

A couple years ago, someone in Boston came up with the idea for a “straight Pride parade.” Thankfully, the internet provides, so the response was swift and merciless. Memes...

TRAVEL GETS TRICKY POST-COVID: IS IT WORTH THE TRIP?

The past year forced a number of unwelcome, and thankfully temporary, changes. Instead of grabbing our favorite table with friends, we opted for takeout. We gave up live theater,...

SEX, DRUGS & PALM TREES: LOCAL COLLECTS STORIES FROM GOOD OLD DAYS

I’m not exactly a green plantain, but as someone who landed in Key West a little over eight years ago, I also don’t yet have much Conch cred. So,...

ZOOM ATTIRE: BUSINESS ON THE TOP, COMFORT ON THE BOTTOM

For the better part of the past year, many of us have been living our professional lives from the midsection up — Grecian busts with more personality. For the first...

Women, COVID & today’s economy

Ladies, we’re tired, right? Cooking, cleaning, raising kids and running the world takes its toll. At the start of 2020, women’s participation in the labor force was at an all-time...