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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Editor's Letter -- January 2017: MUSE

Editor’s Letter — January 2017: MUSE

    The first singer I’ve ever idolized deeply was FKA Twigs. It was in my senior year of high school when I first heard one of her singles, “Two Weeks.” I then proceeded to obsess over her music and life for a year.
Coming to Terms with Being "Plus Sized"

Coming to Terms with Being “Plus Sized”

  I remember the first time I looked in a mirror and felt confidence in my appearance.
Questioning

Questioning

  Preface: After 18 years of life, I’m finally in a place where I’m open enough with myself explore gender and what it means to me. It’s very liberating and exciting but also weird, uncomfortable and foreign.
The Dangers of Gendered Clothing

The Dangers of Gendered Clothing

The first time I have ever ventured into the men’s department of a store with the intent to buy something for myself was about a year ago. It was a simple band t-shirt, one of my favorites that I own to date. They made the same one for girls, but none of them were available...
solicitude

solicitude

have you ever lost your mind? Do you know what it feels like to not be in control? what is control? What ?  What does it mean to think? Do you know, do you? it’s like this: they take your brain away, leave nothing behind. you try to tell people, try to emphasize that your...
Make It Yours

Make It Yours

Fashion matters. Naysayers may deem it frivolous and even narcissistic, but I will always believe in the power of fashion.
Editor’s Letter — December 2016: SUITED

Editor’s Letter — December 2016: SUITED

On any average day, you’ll find me watching Youtube videos that include clothing hauls, makeup tutorials, and lifestyle vlogs from fashionistas. I’ve been doing this on a semi-regular basis since middle school.
Self Shelled in Pink

Self Shelled in Pink

All My Siblings

All My Siblings

I know I’m not the first person to say that families can be very tricky to deal with. Yes, they’re there for life, the good ones should always stand by you and all that, but most people know that this hardly guarantees that you’re always going to enjoy spending time with them. More times than...
Trigger Jokes and Trigger Warnings

Trigger Jokes and Trigger Warnings

I’d like to believe that I possess a great sense of humor and that I’m pretty accepting of other people’s sense of humor as well. However, something that I cannot, for the life of me, understand is “triggered” jokes.
Family of One

Family of One

Families serve as great support systems. Some people are fortunate to have dysfunctional,su yet loving families. Some people find and create their family. But there are some of us that do not have the love and support of our genetic families, adopted families, or friend families. We may be lost and alone, looking for that...
Drinking KoolAid

Drinking KoolAid

“You’ve really drunk the Kool-Aid, haven’t you?”