“War on High Heels” by Amanda Santiago

What happens in the nightlife stays in the nightlife. War On High Heels is an early photographic docuseries that will eventually merge into a full-length documentary film. Exploring the late hours within these not-so-secret venues is where I capture tasteful, in-the-moment film photographs of the most rock n’ roll burlesquers of New York City. Between loud music, colorful lights and a … Read more“War on High Heels” by Amanda Santiago

Artwork by Jolina Johnson

Jo is a 19 year old multimedia artist based in the Gurnee/Waukegan area. She finds inspiration from personal experiences and her overall everyday life. While being into art all of her life it wasn’t until the pandemic where her main focus was to create. Her style fluctuates depending on how shes feeling in that moment … Read moreArtwork by Jolina Johnson

(Issue 11) Music Feature: Myles Cameron

Interview by Sherin Nassar You want Myles Cameron to make it. He’s got talent- his latest work says it all- but there is something about his optimism that has you rooting for him. He has that fresh eye ready to take on the world spirit that you sometimes wonder if people just lose at 25. … Read more(Issue 11) Music Feature: Myles Cameron

signed and delivered by Alyssa Bardge

“A constant theme that I accentuate in my work whether it is in my poetry, or most recently, in my collage work is the celebration of the forms black folks beautifully arrive in. Black folks are radiant and infinite. Our speech is eloquent in the way that it bends. Our thoughts are unparalleled. I created … Read moresigned and delivered by Alyssa Bardge

“Crackpot Seminary” by Doren

Crackpot Seminary is a project about Doren’s experiences growing up and going to high school in New York City. Each song represents a different aspect of his experience. From the angst and longing to see more of the city in Break the Rules, to the anxiety he felt about sharing his art in Drifting, and … Read more“Crackpot Seminary” by Doren

“Grey” by Cisco Swank

“Grey is a song about getting through. The majority of the song was written during quarantine which was definitely a time of overcoming trials and tribulations. That idea of seeing the light at the the end of the tunnel was definitely a focus on this song both sonically and lyrically. Especially parts where I repeat … Read more“Grey” by Cisco Swank

(Issue 11) Poetry Feature: Malik Thompson

Interview, Makeup, and Creative Direction by Zawadi Carroll Photography by Vanessa dos Santos DC’s rapidly gentrifying art scene has experienced cutthroat changes over the past decade. Several of the city’s natives, many of them young artists, have been pushed to the suburbs of Maryland and Virginia for more affordable and humane living conditions. The poetry … Read more(Issue 11) Poetry Feature: Malik Thompson

Hair Stories: (Zawadi)

Interview by Carolina Meurkens, Photography by Vanessa dos Santos It’s a pleasure to introduce you to Zawadi Carroll, Mixed Mag’s new Poetry Editor. We were blessed with going on a journey to Zawadi’s childhood, where she tells her story through her relationship with her hair and that of other Black femmes in her family. Zawadi … Read moreHair Stories: (Zawadi)

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