Aydia Caplan

    Aydia Caplan
    Aydia Caplan

    2018-19 jGirls+ Magazine Editorial Board
    2019-20 jGirls+ Magazine Editorial Board
    2020–21 jGirls+ Magazine Editorial Board

    Hiya! I’m Aydia, senior by day, slightly more awake senior by night. I’m from Denver, Colorado. When I have free time, a rare occurrence, I love to write, read (Terry Pratchett, anyone?), and debate philosophy with my friends. I’m the president of my school’s Psychology Club and its Creative Writing Club, a powerlifter, a poet, and a member of speech and debate team. I enjoy making stories through both writing and acting, and I like to think of myself as an enthusiastic amateur in everything I do.

    Works by Aydia

    Unmoored From a Mother by Aydia Caplan - Photo by Lydia Miller

    Unmoored From a Mother

    “The city smells of thirst and untethered sidewalks. You are lost.”
    Repittion by Aydia Caplan - Photo by Ruby Stillman


    “I count down the minutes between tears.”
    The Last Death of Jerusalem by Aydia Caplan - Photo by Jade Lowe

    The Last Death of Jerusalem

    "The resting place of kings upon kings, demolished yet again."
    Vitruvian Woman

    Vitruvian Woman

    Taking a look in the mirror, Aydia braces herself for the inner-critic.
    A Shared Love of Words & Language by Aydia & Eliana

    A Shared Love of Words and Language

    Aydia and her mother, Eliana, delve into their history and shared love for all things nerdy!
    The Calmer of Two Tempests by Aydia Caplan - Photo by Elise Anstey

    The Calmer of Two Tempests

    This short story depicts the struggles and triumphs of two women who chase both feminism and freedom
    Shield Yourselves by Elena Eisenstadt

    Allow Me to Paint a Picture of the Siren

    Her two forms circle like the seasons: Maiden and Monster Deceptively innocent beauty; Brilliant guillotine danger. Life and death incarnate. She is the Maiden, the dream, Cloudfar sunsets, radiant; Aphrodite...