Posts tagged "january 2016"
Using Our White Voices

Using Our White Voices

  When I first started this, joining Margins, I wanted my work to be intersectional above all else. I wanted it to touch base with everyone, for every person to feel like what they had to say was important on issues that are relevant. Especially for people who are often forgotten, whose issues are not...
On Realizing What I Wanted to Be

On Realizing What I Wanted to Be

In seventh grade, I wrote a short story. It was a modern myth for an English class involving Hermes, a stolen trident, and a fight between Zeus and Poseidon. Granted, this alone proves that my story included the most cliche tropes and narratives of Greek mythology, but I thought it was fantastic, so bear with...
The Beginning of the Rest of Your Life

The Beginning of the Rest of Your Life

My life happens in poems. I have measured out my most cherished memories in single images scribbled in my diary, and chronicled them in Word documents arranged by year. A habit of mine is to take the time to reflect through poetry whenever anything momentous, strange, interesting, upsetting, wonderful, or life-changing occurs. Many of these...
Learning to Ride

Learning to Ride

There’s a small handful or western rites-of-passage that skipped over me. Going to sleepaway camp, becoming blood siblings with someone and, oh yeah–learning to ride a bike.
The Amazing Firsts of Learning to Love Myself

The Amazing Firsts of Learning to Love Myself

  I am overweight. I have been for over half of my life. I’ve had doctors, friends, parents and society constantly remind me of this. There is little room in society for someone like me to love myself. Until I was about 13 or 14 I always saw myself as a “thin girl” in a...
The Clairvoyant Picture Show

The Clairvoyant Picture Show

  Slivers of Time in a glass full of Empty— sharp, jagged remnants of earlier daze. Wishing in earnest for noble Nepenthe to douse all the visions and set them ablaze. ((The rulebook has changed. We’re letting it fray.))
Black Politics (and People) Unwelcome

Black Politics (and People) Unwelcome

That time your hometown wants to silence your voice and rid the streets of your kind. That time you let them.
How I Learned to Write

How I Learned to Write

  Why do you write, pretty girl? Well sit down, let me tell you a tale, I think that’s quite fitting for this.
I Remember

I Remember

  I remember how we met, what I was watching when you moved in up the street, how reluctant I was to go say hello.
Fresh Off the Boat: The Start of a Solution

Fresh Off the Boat: The Start of a Solution

  A year ago, if you had asked me to name an Asian character on television, I would’ve stalled for a solid five minutes before naming a grand total of one– Glenn Rhee from The Walking Dead. Now, I can name seven, a number that is simultaneously pathetically small and unusually large when applied to...
Editor’s Letter – January 2016: Amazing Firsts

Editor’s Letter – January 2016: Amazing Firsts

Happy New Years! This month’s theme on Margins is “Amazing Firsts”, and I would like to take a moment to reflect on how the past four months have been with the new existence of Margins.