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 bee venom therapy. Now I’ve stung myself thousands of times, and found a community of people who became...

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.