Posts tagged "February 2016"
The Illusion of Recovery

The Illusion of Recovery

Recovery from a broken leg takes 6 months. Recovery from a C-section takes 6 weeks. Recovery from a gallbladder takes 7-10 days. Recovery from a mental illness? A lifetime. Since August 2015, I have been in recovery from depression and anxiety. It’s now January 2016 and recovery is still very difficult. I’m not where I...
Dependency Dance

Dependency Dance

I’d like to slip you underneath my skin, to hold you in the place I need you most— and keep my burning bones from caving in.
The Mysterious Vanishing Trick of Blackness

The Mysterious Vanishing Trick of Blackness

A recommendation from a friend led me to a comedy web series that stemmed from the short film, ‘Ackee and Saltfish’. It’s about black sisterhood in the U.K, which mirrors that of the U.S.
The Death of Culture

The Death of Culture

From 1987 to 1993, a group called the “Dotbusters” roamed the East Coast attacking and harassing South Asians. In 2012, Vanessa Ann Hudgens began wearing a bindi to music festivals, sparking a new trend of white girls sporting that same accessory that South Asians could potentially be murdered for. This phenomenon can best be described...
Elizabeth Spenst: An interview with the editor-in-chief of DOWN magazine

Elizabeth Spenst: An interview with the editor-in-chief of DOWN magazine

Elizabeth Spenst is a student at Yale University and the editor-in-chief of DOWN magazine.
Illusions of Grandeur

Illusions of Grandeur

I want to stay awake, I’m happy to have woken up. (I want to go to sleep, I never want to wake up.) Each breath comes easily, my lungs are unclouded. (Each breath is a battle, my lungs are flooding.)
gray screens: a psychotic poem

gray screens: a psychotic poem

withering trees scream my name. voices laugh at me with their warm, fresh mouths. i’m shaking my hands because i have to. shaking my hands because i need to. shaking my hands because they tell me to.
Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

“Have you heard about that case?” We were in French class, working on creating an imaginary dialogue, when one of my friends asked the question. There had only been one case that had captured national attention for the past year and a half.  With a sinking feeling, I asked, “What case?”
She Should Be Wearing White

She Should Be Wearing White

Never forget. It is a slogan that trends but few times each year, and we all swear to never let victims of tragedy go forgotten. We saw it with 9/11, we saw it with Paris, we saw it with the Holocaust, with Gaza, we saw it. But in all of the wars that you have...
Editor's Letter -- February 2016: Illusions

Editor’s Letter — February 2016: Illusions

Trigger Warning: This letter includes mentions of suicide, depression, and hospitalization.  Recently I got into a dispute with someone over how much I talk about my mental health on social media. I felt instantly furious and insecure, and shot insults. Later, we apologized to each other. But it’s been more than a month now and...