Trauma and Healing by Anna Nguyen

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 a platform to bring attention to social justice issues, as well as mental health.

Tamara Al-Qaisi-Coleman Artwork

Tamara Al-Qaisi-Coleman is a bi-racial Muslim writer, poet, and artist. She holds a dual Bachelors in Creative Writing and Middle Eastern History. She is the Editor-In-Chief of Defunkt Magazine. She is a 2021 Desert Nights: Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow through the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University. She was a featured performer at The Museum of Fine Arts and Houston Grand Opera’s event “The Art of Intimacy” January 16, 2020. Her fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, and translation publications can be found or are forthcoming in (Fiction) Crack the Spine Literary Magazine, Scintilla Magazine, Paper Trains Journal, The Bayou Review: The Women’s Issue. (Essays, interviews, and translations) Glass Mountain, Volume 21, Dead Eyes Literary Magazine Volume .01, and Defunkt Magazine. (Poetry) The Houston Review of Books, her visual art can be found in Cosumnes River Journal, Sonder Midwest Review, Wordpeace Magazine, and The Blue Minaret.

Hilla Shapira Artwork

“I see objects and bodies as agents of ideas. I use text, material, and the body as critical tools to raise questions about design norms, normativity and the manner in which we interact with objects. How do our object-related behaviors affect us? What does queer design look like? How do queered objects operate or should they operate at all?”

Chyanne Kemp Illustrations

I often find myself a bit overstimulated by life as I know it. Visual art is how I slow down and process all of the people, places, and things that ebb and flow around me – and above all else, the feelings. There is no art without feeling so at the end of the day, I am always grateful to feel. My work bounces around color pallets, allusions, and characters of all kinds – creating it feels just as fun as it is does and I only wish to inspire more whimsy in those who perceive it.

Olga Vidaurri Paintings

The body of work presented involves the dreamscape as well as self growth. They are a development of my self worth as well as igniting this connection with the self through my identity and dreams. Each work has an aspect that is in relation to what I have experienced as well as the general notions … Read moreOlga Vidaurri Paintings

Angel Davila Artwork

About the Artist: Angel Davila is an up & coming working artist that currently resides in New Jersey. His work has visited many spaces and he plans to continue his journey of reaching bigger audiences with his work.  He considers his work as conceptual pieces that linger into a surrealistic approach. His references often come … Read moreAngel Davila Artwork

Into the Benidorm Groove by Seigar.

This series is a collection of pop street photography taken in Benidorm, Spain, during a short trip in January 2020. The images bring the essence of the place from an intentionally kitsch point of view, showing the unique personalities, almost like characters from a film. The aim was to play with the stereotypical images of this famous coastal town where everything is possible. As a photographer, I adopted the attitude of a camp spy. Enjoy this popular destination with authentic protagonists! – Seigar

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