Alisa started Snarky Cards in 2007, in Portland OR. Since then she's made and sold over 100,000 Snarky Cards. She's also written hundreds of essays about her life as an art-prostitute, and stories of how the cards came about.
Alisa always has cats. She currently lives with 2 grey tabbies; Klonopin and Moose. She seduces art plans out of everyone she meets.
A proud slut, she has slept with over 130 people. And often brags that her cards can and have gotten thousands of people laid.
She has sold her cards, in bars. from a box that hung beneath her boobs; cigarrette-girl style. She offered motor-boats for every $20 or more purchase. She’s given thousands of motor-boats in Portland, Oakland, San Francisco and Seattle.
Alisa has broken both of her legs. And has chronic pain through-out her body.
She‘s wanted to be an author since she was 6.
Strangers tend to tell her their secrets.
She is a little bit psychic.
She leaves a trail of glitter in her wake everywhere she goes. All of the skirts she wears look like tutu’s. She makes her own clothes and they’re all colorful, glittery and covered with naked men.
Her face has been on hundreds of telephone polls.
Alisa makes a range of visual art; greeting cards, paintings, prints of paintings, essays, videos and memes. All of her work combines words and pictures. The words are usually honest, blunt and funny. The pictures are always cartoons with expressive eyes. People laugh LOUDLY as they look through Alisa’s work. All of her work derives from her Vaginal experiences.
Alisa has a collection of stuffed monkeys she keeps in a cage.
Alisa usually has pink hair.
She tries to teach everyone that their voice matters. She encourages everyone to tell the truth about themselves, forgive themselves and express themselves.
She makes videos/podcasts, writes essays, sews her own clothes and glitters all her shoes. She usually wears bright red lipstick. She enjoys meeting and collaborating with other artists.
One of her mottos' is:
"The world needs everyone to tell the truth faster and make more mistakes."
Alisa Starr was born on July 4th, 1979 in Orange County, CA. She grew up in Santa Clara, CA; the heart of the Silicon Valley in the 80’s-90’s in the middle of the dot com boom.
She is the oldest of 3 children; a sister named Joy and a younger brother.
She grew up in a religious household, which she often describes as a cult.
As a high schooler, she was very involved with the Peer Counseling Program. She spent 40-80 hours a year training other teens to actively listen to each other, without judgement. Peer Counseling in the 90’s focused heavily on safe sex and STD protection. Alisa Starr taught Safe Sex through peer counseling, as a virgin, to her peers.
She graduated from Santa Clara High in 1997. And went to college at Foothill Jr. College off and on for 6 years, eventually earning her AA in sociology in 2004. Shortly afterwards, she moved to Portland OR, where she worked at Powells, and then a phone marketing firm.
She has had a few parallel careers; she worked in bookstores, selling books and managing staff for 8 years. And she sold things over the phone for 8 years. She worked as a phone salesman at a mortgage loan company, a dating service, and a business-to-business marketing firm.