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Alexa Clay
Writer, Freelance

Alexa Clay is a writer and researcher in pursuit of misfit subcultures. She is the co-author of The Misfit Economy (2015). Her writing has appeared in WiredThe Guardian and Vice, among others. 

Written by Alexa Clay

Essay/
Subcultures
Utopia Inc

Most utopian communities are, like most start-ups, short-lived. What makes the difference between failure and success?

Alexa Clay

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Rituals & Celebrations
Great pretenders

Live-action role-play is venturing into some weighty social topics. Can make-believe really show us possible worlds?

Alexa Clay

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Childhood & Adolescence
Growing up alien

John Mack was a Harvard scientist who took extraterrestrial abduction seriously. Is he the reason I like misfits?

Alexa Clay

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