Welcome to Queen of Peaches!
My name is Allison Felus, and I primarily write about music, film, spirituality, memory, time, love, perfume, and my life in Chicago.
I tend to write new posts here monthly; think of it like getting a copy of your favorite juicy magazine in the mail every month.
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For years I fancied that the most salient bit of my personal biography was the fact that the house I grew up in was located at the corner of Hart and Greiving Streets, in a small town in Indiana called Dyer.
I thought that summed up my origin story quite nicely.
But as I got a little older and zoomed out on that childhood map a bit more, I realized that perhaps more important than that emo intersection were all the other interstices that I found myself arising from–the fact that that intersection was less than a mile away from the Indiana/Illinois state line, that my parents were prepping for a baby boy but got a baby girl instead, that I was born on the cusp of Aquarius and Pisces with Gemini rising in the last year of the ’70s (in that undefinable generation between X and the Millennials).
I’m your classic extroverted introvert, an analytical mystic, a homebody with intense wanderlust. Everything about me is both/and, neither/nor.
For a long time, I resisted this. I was desperate to feel like I belonged not just somewhere, but somewhere specific. Now, of course, I realize that this is where I belong–the liminal zone.
I hope you’ll find something here that interests you, whether that’s my work as a writer, a musician, or a psychic. All three pursuits are interrelated, of course. I’m constantly negotiating the ineffable and constantly seeking ways to hone and refine how I communicate about it.
Thank you for spending a little time exploring with me.