plaest2k [pronunciation: plæstɪk] is a non-binary artist, born in SoKo and grown in the sprawling, concrete pastures of Tamaki Makaurau [Auckland], Aoteaora [New Zealand].

Stories By plaest2k

The Secret Society of Self-Stingers

Nothing worked to ease the pain of chronic illness — until I discovered venom therapy. Now I’ve stung myself thousands of times, and found people who became my closest friends.

The Pope Who Wrote an Erotic Novel

Before his rapid rise to the top of the Catholic Church, Pius II had a secret passion for scandalous stories. And they may have been inspired by his own life.