ride by Krysti Joméi | art by Julianna Beckert | photo by Zac Dunn

Art by Julianna Beckert

by Krysti Joméi
art by Julianna Beckert
photo of Hana by Zac Dunn

ready set,

fists lock

around the 

smooth metal bars 

of her sweet 

cherry ride. 



tough enough,

she never stops 

on red. 

like pressing pause 

on a good 



pupils flare,

brows sharp,  

like a boxer 

that ripe second 

before the bell. 


her pulse,

the rhythm of the ride. 

an air-fueled beat 

for the tar dance 




a good day 

to die live.

Hana aka a Colfax Unicorn | Photo by Zac Dunn

Krysti Joméi is the owner and founder of Birdy Magazine. Currently living and creating in Denver, she grew up all around San Francisco, by Houston’s NASA, on an island across from Seattle and near the Canadian border. At 19, she graduated with a double-bachelors in Communication and Journalism before making her way to the renowned public radio station KEXP to dive into the music world as a writer and editor. Before landing in Colorado, she lived on a locally-run, sustainable farm at the base of Kenya’s Nandi Hills where she documented the multi-tribal farm’s agricultural apprenticeship program and created a course manual in an effort to gain government-recognized college accreditation for its participants. In 2013, she partnered with Birdy co-owner/co-founder Jonny DeStefano to run their DIY, donation-based comedy and music venue, Deer Pile, in Denver’s Capitol Hill. Together, Jonny and Krysti released their first issue of Birdy in January 2014 and never looked back.

Julianna Beckert, sometimes Julie B., sometimes J.B., enjoys developing a mutually respectful working relationship with her client-friends. She’s a graphic design with a focus on branding, illustration, and web, with a background in the fine arts and carpentry. She also geeks out hard when she gets to write code. Julianna is also a comedy and improv performer, as well as the Designer of Birdy Magazine. Follow her on Instagram and see more of her work on her site (or just flip through any Birdy to see her immense talent 😉

Hana lives in Brooklyn with her dad Zac Dunn who is a psycho-social mechanic, father, musician and dreamer. Check out his music and follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Head to the Explore section to see more work by Krysti, Julianna, Hana and Zac in issues of Birdy past.