I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Erika or “Aussie Girl” (as I affectionately refer to her) while working on a project for Sneaker Freaker magazine in Philadelphia, PA. Her energy was so uber awesome and we connected in an amazing way. No jealousy, no bull-shit, no slyness with this chic; she shoots straight from the hip and I love her for it! Aside from being one of the most down ass chics I have come in contact with, with a pair of lips that do Angelina Jolie no justice, she is also a bonafide sneaker connoisseur and most importantly, the Co-Creator of C.O.P. Magazine, an acronym for (Chics on Power-trips, Crimes of Passion, and my personal favorite Can’t Overstand Pussy.
I had the pleasure of interviewing her recently, and had all types of fun during the interaction. Check the interview below:
JD: What inspired you to create C.O.P. magazine?
Erika: About four years ago, Ivee–who is now my business partner and one of my rock-solid homegirls–put out an all-girl’s graffiti mag called “Crimes of Passion”. She was a designer and I was working as a copywriter at that time, so when we met and got drunk over a couple of beers one night we just started talking about the possibilities. She wanted to take it further and I’ve always had a thing for mags (who doesn’t) so now we have carved out this weird girl-culture niche for girls who don’t really feel they fit in anywhere else. And we have some dude readers who are really into it as well, which is nice.
JD: Describe the type of chics that are avid readers of C.O.P?
Erika:They’re the kinds who have to censor themselves in polite company because what goes through their head is naturally full of inappropriate images and four-letter words. I think they talk and think a bit more like guys, to be honest. But they’re still girls, don’t get me wrong. They just find shit like cupcake baking parties and hand crocheted bike seat covers more disgusting than a joke “normal” people would probably find offensive. They love to party and get up to mischief. We’ve met a lot of chicks through the mag over the last three years and ALL of them are so chill and easygoing it’s ridiculous. Most of ‘em are also really smart and busy with their own projects. They’re not sitting around smoking cones in front of The Maury Show, although I do have my days.
JD: Do you know any fancy tricks?
Erika: Ahahaha! Mmm… I think all of us girls have some really sly, effective techniques and strategies when it comes to the opposite sex and it wouldn’t be right for me to air them out here, ’cause then they kinda lose their power.
JD: What´s your favorite kind of porn?
Erika: I would like to see some creative pornography studio come up with a Maury Show send-up. Once everybody’s stopped screaming at each other they all just get down on the studio floor and start make-up fucking. I like that all sizes, all races ish. Plus it makes for good looking babies and more suspenseful paternity tests.
JD: Last words?
Erika:Shout outs to my girl Ivee, the other half of C.O.P. mag!
You can read the blog and purchase the newest issue @ www.c-o-p-magazine.com