(Issue 14) Advocacy/ Politics Feature: Arrizu Sirjani

Interview by Elizabeth Thompson, Photography by Joana Meurkens Mixed Mag is excited to feature Arrizu Sirjani, former project coordinator for New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. A passionate advocate for immigrant rights, Arrizu spoke with Elizabeth Thompson about her childhood experiences as a person with mixed cultural heritage and the joys and challenges … Read more(Issue 14) Advocacy/ Politics Feature: Arrizu Sirjani

Hair Stories: (Joana)

Interview by Carolina Meurkens, Photography by Carrie Brautigam @subwayratofficial For this installation of Hair Stories, Mixed Mag is featuring our Creative Director and Co-founder Joana Meurkens. From processing anti-blackness in Brazilian culture to being exoticized amongst her white peers, Joana opens up about her hair journey. I am of Afro-Brazilian and German descent and a … Read moreHair Stories: (Joana)

Finding Language for the Depression of Finding Language by Niki Afsar

“I feel I have wasted my life…and know far too little for a woman of twenty-seven years…I feel a dizzying pressure under my skin…” –Forugh Farrokhzad I – Finding Language for the Depression When it comes to writing about depression, very few do it better than Forugh Farrokhzad. Born in 1934 in Tehran, her poetry … Read moreFinding Language for the Depression of Finding Language by Niki Afsar

Phở: The National Dish of Vietnam and A Bowl Holding My Story by Louise Kim

Photo from https://www.recipetineats.com/vietnamese-pho-recipe/. I submerge my chopsticks into the rich beefy broth of the Phở in front of me and catch a bundle of thin rice noodles and a strip of meat. The crunchy white bean sprouts stand out from the soft noodles when I pick various ingredients up with my chopsticks and bring them … Read morePhở: The National Dish of Vietnam and A Bowl Holding My Story by Louise Kim

Vintage Recipe Du Jour: Chocolate Pinwheels Why I’ll Never Toss My Vintage Cookbooks: Part Deux by Lisa Wright

Those of you who read the last amazing issue of Mixed Mag (props!) will quite possibly recognize this as an appendix to my piece “Why I Will Never Throw Away My Vintage Cookbooks,” where I, ambitiously, discussed making one or more of the recipes found in one of my cherished (yet oft forgotten) vintage cookbooks.  … Read moreVintage Recipe Du Jour: Chocolate Pinwheels Why I’ll Never Toss My Vintage Cookbooks: Part Deux by Lisa Wright

(Issue 14) Fashion Feature: Rupal Bakul Banerjee

Interview and Photography by Anisha Patil In this interview, designer and founder Rupal Banerjee of ‘Ru by Rupal’ tells Fashion Editor and photographer Anisha Patil about her journey of self-expression through fashion, graphic design and business. From her early days influenced by her Desi parents’ business to her later days at Parsons, and more recently … Read more(Issue 14) Fashion Feature: Rupal Bakul Banerjee

The Kirby by Leanne Su

FLAVOR NOTES: fruity, flowery, tangy VIBE NOTES: silly, tactile, friend-shaped In the immortal words of internet commentor Sharkbandit, Kirby is shaped like a friend. With the release of Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Kirby is also shaped like a vending machine, car, lightbulb, and more! I picked this game up because I thought it looked … Read moreThe Kirby by Leanne Su

Nathan Farrell Music

Nathan Farrell (he/him) is a 23-year-old vocalist, saxophonist, songwriter, and arranger based in New York City. He narrates the complexities and contradictions of the human condition through stories of love and loss, as a young mixed-race individual processing current issues such as mental health, queerness, racial justice, and climate change.  Nathan’s sound presents a gratified, immersive … Read moreNathan Farrell Music

THIS IS GOING TO END WELL by Selena Kuikahi

SCENE 1:INT. QUEER NIGHTCLUB – NIGHT (2019) VEGA (22, long brown hair, tan complexion, arm filled with miscellaneous doodle-like tattoos) waits at the bar, twirling a marker between her fingers. POP MUSIC drowns out the CHATTER of bar goers.AVERY (23, short black hair just shaggy enough to escape a “bowl cut” moniker, cuticles shredded out … Read moreTHIS IS GOING TO END WELL by Selena Kuikahi

“Wildflower” by Avangelia

Soulfulness is nearly impossible to describe but is unmistakable when truly felt. Avangeliacaptures the visceral feeling like few others. The 20-year-old Brooklyn born, Singer – Songwriterand producer embodies it, with all of the nuanced pain and bliss wrapped up in the concept. Sheexplores jazzy melodies in tandem with folky storytelling and neo-soul/R&B grooves. Wildfloweris Avangelia’s … Read more“Wildflower” by Avangelia

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