Editor's Letter: May 2017 -- BRAND NEW

Editor’s Letter: May 2017 — BRAND NEW

  This year has not been an easy one. Or the year before that, or the year before that one.
Old Things New

Old Things New

Just as it is a process to stay aware and active as an ally, it is a process for oppressors and imperialists to change their tactics, too. These perpetrators do not have any original bones in their bodies: they take old, foundational concepts and revitalize them in the hope that...
Decoding Trump: What Some of His Executive Orders Actually Mean

Decoding Trump: What Some of His Executive Orders Actually Mean

  Signed January 20th: “Executive Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal”
Highlights on the Misuse of Justice

Highlights on the Misuse of Justice

This quality of being just, impartial, or fair has, in its time, been abused as much as the marginalized people this quality should represent. These appropriations are not as publicized as infringements upon one of the values that the United States is founded should be, especially in a time when...
Editor's Letter: March 2017 -- Justice

Editor’s Letter: March 2017 — Justice

  What can I do? The question I keep asking myself, as an American, in this political climate of Trump vs. The World.
The Hidden

The Hidden

My mother broke every plate in the house that day. She had destroyed the plastic plates first, each artificial disk severed before meeting the kitchen floor. She had taken the paper plates too, ripping them with her delicate hands until they had reached the floor, a despondent end to the...
The Personal is Not Always Physical

The Personal is Not Always Physical

My fifteen-year-old self had a much narrower definition of “intimacy” than my present self does now. She believed that intimacy always includes an implied “sexual” in front of it. Intimacy was found only in a private language spoken between sexual bodies.
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What I Learned in Middle School

What I Learned in Middle School

I found The Devil in ordinary places:
Always For You

Always For You

I thought I knew life, grasped its seasons, its gentle hum.
ante meridiem

ante meridiem

3:41am i’m going to cherish and regret this experience once i wake up. you’re completely different in person. no. incorrect. on skype. we skyped. we sat and had a conversation, looked at each other’s “faces” through this app called skype as i cursed my internet connection. you looked different. you sounded different. you laughed a...
The Lack Thereof

The Lack Thereof

I was in sixth grade when I realized that I did not have a normal, healthy, intimate relationship with my family. This was a multi-step process, and by multi, I really mean two.
Frances Ha: A Portrait of Female Intimacy

Frances Ha: A Portrait of Female Intimacy

I was helping a friend analyze short stories for a research paper. One story involved two friends who, at one point in the story, sleep in the same bed. One of them jokes about how they are a lesbian couple. My friend, a man, used this to suggest there must be some romantic desire between...
Editor’s Letter — February 2017: INTIMACY

Editor’s Letter — February 2017: INTIMACY

Ah, February. The smell of chocolate (and bitterness) is in the air as millions prepare for the most romantic day of the year.
A Little Goes a Long Way

A Little Goes a Long Way

“Please help us help these kids. They are not asking for toys, so assume they are in extreme need.” These words, hurriedly typed and printed to fit atop a small, cardboard box in the employee lounge at my work, hit home. Most probably didn’t see the box. Others dismissed it. I, however, knew from the...
Reading Between The Cracks: A Black Mirror Review

Reading Between The Cracks: A Black Mirror Review

Black Mirror, a Netflix original British-based television show created by Charlie Brooker, explores the morbidities and excellences of modern technology.
Thoughts on the Women's March and the Constitution

Thoughts on the Women’s March and the Constitution

  After spending the past six months studying the Constitution of the United States, there is nothing that scares me more about the upcoming four years than Donald Trump and Mike Pence’s opinions of people like me, their false promises, their claims about the media, and how uncertain his policy may be.
That Someone in the Crowd: The Women's March in Pictures

That Someone in the Crowd: The Women’s March in Pictures

Following the harrowing seven hour drive from New York to Washington D.C., I was awarded with one of the most exhilarating and empowering experiences of my life.
[Missing My] Water World

[Missing My] Water World

Whilst I’m writing this, hundreds of trees and cornfields are blowing past my car window and it’s so dark outside that I can barely see my keys to type (at least I’m pretty good at it). I’m heading to start a new chapter of my life in a brand new state with brand new people...
The Changing Face of the Muses

The Changing Face of the Muses

At first there were nine. Nine muses that, centuries before the common era, were called upon by poets to visit them and bring them tales to breathe life into. When Homer wrote his epics like The Odyssey, he called for Calliope. Clio was called by his peers to help tell history. Erato helped men write...