Hair Stories: (Stephanie)

Photography by Vanessa dos Santos, Interview by Carolina Meurkens This month, we had the pleasure of interviewing Mixed Mag Food Editor Stephanie Eyocko about her hair journey. Stephanie is Cameroonian born, Texas turned and is passionate about locally-grown food and locally-sourced stories. Read our interview below, where Stephanie talks about her experience coming into her … Read moreHair Stories: (Stephanie)

An Intro to Shadow Work by Nancy Azcona

I. A few months ago I wrote the first article of a series I wanted to continue for the rest of the year called Reclaimed. The first one was about my body then shortly after, I relapsed on all of my EDs, felt like a fraud, and abandoned the series. And that is the reason … Read moreAn Intro to Shadow Work by Nancy Azcona

A Personal Note on Relearning Womanhood by Monyae Kerney aka “River”

Before we begin, ask yourself this question and take a second to respond: When you speak, when you talk, when you sit…are you expressing yourself as you truly are or are you performing or self-policing to be more palatable? I caught myself speaking to someone a year ago and mid-conversation I suddenly went, “WTF am … Read moreA Personal Note on Relearning Womanhood by Monyae Kerney aka “River”

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)

Heaven On Earth by Z.N. Han

Artwork by @Rachcreates_ Time moves like molasses sliding down the side of a jar – in a good way.  She sure as hell had known her fair share of molasses moments that were not of the positive variety. But as time once again slows down in that inexplicable way, the former assassin feels a peace … Read moreHeaven On Earth by Z.N. Han

Black, Asexual and Flowing: Who Are We? by Arthur Araujo

Getting to know yourself is a process that seems to take a lifetime. Sometimes we know more about the world around us than the palms of our hands, or the texture of our skin, or our tastes. There were times where I could swear it was easier to understand the reasons why the sky looked … Read moreBlack, Asexual and Flowing: Who Are We? by Arthur Araujo

THE NIKE RUN CLUB or How to Have a Quarter-Life Crisis Without Even Realizing It by Cheech Manohar

The first man I dated when I moved to New York City was eight years older than me. I was 21 and he was 29, and for our first date, we went to see the Broadway play Significant Other. In case you’re unfamiliar, Sig O is a play about a gay man in his late … Read moreTHE NIKE RUN CLUB or How to Have a Quarter-Life Crisis Without Even Realizing It by Cheech Manohar

The First Date: A Fictional Anthology (cause it aint gonna happen) by Jack Niemczyk

For those of you who don’t know me personally — which I hope is the case for most perusers of this piece — I am in the fortunate yet unfortunate population that has never been on a date, never been asked, never gone, and most importantly never had the microaggression-riddled debate of who is picking … Read moreThe First Date: A Fictional Anthology (cause it aint gonna happen) by Jack Niemczyk

(Issue 10) Health/ Sex/ Wellness Feature: Simiya Sudduth

Interview and Foreword by Carolina Meurkens, Photography by Emma Connell I first met Simiya in October of 2020. I was halfway through my pregnancy and stumbled upon an Instagram post advertising free BIPOC/ Queer affirming Prenatal Yoga. I signed up immediately and logged onto zoom for my first class the following weekend. Simiya’s yoga practice … Read more(Issue 10) Health/ Sex/ Wellness Feature: Simiya Sudduth

A Personal Note on Reclaiming My Ancestry by Monyae Kerney

I am an Afro-Indigenous [non-binary] womxn. I come from an ancestral line of Native and African peoples. Theirs is the DNA I carry. Their existence lives on through me. With that said, the process of reclaiming the fullness of my identity has been and continues to be anything but easy. I continually move through feelings … Read moreA Personal Note on Reclaiming My Ancestry by Monyae Kerney

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