Renee Harrison. Photo by Joana Meurkens and Taylor Mew.

(Issue 5) TV/Theater/Film: Renee Harrison

Maya Renee Castro TV/Film/Theater Editor interviews founder of Black Girls Do Theater, Renee Harrison about code switching, artistic influences and the current evolution of Broadway.

Dwany. Photo by Joana Meurkens

(Issue 5) Music Feature: Dwany

Artistic Director Joana Meurkens interviews singer/songwriter Dwany about the connection between spirituality and music, and his first EP “The Illuminated Man”.

Dania Darwish. Photo by Joana Meurkens.

(Issue 5) Politics Feature: Dania Darwish

Politics Editor Citrine Ghraowi chats with Activist Dania Darwish about Syria, being Syrian and how to implement the changes we’re longing to see.

Kya Parker. Photo by Mariah Miranda.

(Issue 5) Food Feature: Kya Parker

Food Editor Stephanie Eyocko interviews Kya Parker, founder and executive Chef of Kyanite Kitchen; a plant-based community kitchen based in Washington D.C

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Notes On by Victoria Tamez

Training in Predominantly White Institutions as a Non-White Artist This year’s pandemic experience challenged me to take serious note on the things that are most important to me, both as an artist and as a citizen. So during the stay at home orders, I decided to start working towards one of them: earning my California…

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Housing Inequality in D.C: When Redevelopment Means Displacement by Carolina Meurkens

[Illustration by Daniel IG- @iggdeh] As a native New Yorker, I didn’t know much about D.C and its rich cultural history when I arrived here in 2013 to attend the George Washington University. I joined other GWU freshmen as we explored the monuments, the Smithsonian museums, Embassy Row on Halloween night. We walked on Saturday…

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Best Albums of 2020

2020 was a crazy year, but within that time a lot of amazing music came out. From Chloe x Halle solidifying themselves as pop queens to Bad Bunny bringing Puerto Rican pride to the main stage, there were so many artists who gave their fans much needed emotional release with their music. I asked the…

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Getting Over the Slump by Maya Mathur

The first time I made pasta I was surrounded by strangers— and fawning over the young Italian chef who was instructing us. We all had our own mixing bowls, eggs and rolling pins. We each contributed our handmade pasta to the large pot of boiling salt water and stared in wonderment as our instructor began…

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Self Portrait by Cameron Gordon

This is a “self-portrait” I made in 2003. Obviously, something is not quite right. Under the guidance of my teachers, I put paint to construction paper and conjured up a portrait, not of myself, but of a white face I’d never known. It’s easy to chalk this up to wild childhood creativity and a limited…

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I think of the Peonies by Carol Parris Krauss

I think of the peonies. Not the unplugging of monitors and alerts, the white rose on the hospital door, the silent buzz. Not the tears trickling down his face. How He held my daughter’s hand, as she combed His hair and moistened His cracked lips. Not His last moment of coherence, when He sternly read…

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Social Justice, Feelings, and Memories: Art by Anna Nguyen.

Artist Statement: Anna Nguyen is a social worker specializing in child welfare, school social work, and child trauma. She is from Orange, CA and is passionate about mental health, graphic novels, and minimalist design. Her art focuses on depicting feelings and experiences that had a large impact on her. She enjoys using her art as…

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