I Didn’t Know Much by Nwokedi Kenechukwu

Photo Source: Instagram @therealkaycee_  I didn’t know much, but I knew this was funny: The man who cheated on me a few days after we began a relationship sent me a one-thousand word breakup text beginning with a Maya Angelou quote – you know, the slightly annoying one about “people showing you who they are … Read moreI Didn’t Know Much by Nwokedi Kenechukwu

(Issue 15) Prose Feature: Chloe Dulce Louvouezo

Interview by Carolina Meurkens and Selvi Bunce Chloe Dulce Louvouezo is a Congolese-American author, mother, and advocate for women whose work is driven by discourse on identity and healing. She is author of Life, I Swear: Intimate Stories from Black Women on Identity, Healing, and Self-Trust (HarperCollins Publishers, November 2021), through which she explores nuances … Read more(Issue 15) Prose Feature: Chloe Dulce Louvouezo

When ‘Disabled’ Meets ‘Narcissist’ by Mi Nguyen

Photo by Darina Belonogova Frankly—if I were a villain, this would be my origin story. TW/CW: domestic violence, sexual assault We met in 2016. I was a 20 year old aspiring creative. He was 38 and had reached virality as a performance artist in NYC, and on the internet. I dreamt of being a muse … Read moreWhen ‘Disabled’ Meets ‘Narcissist’ by Mi Nguyen

When A Memory Becomes A Stranger by Mayana Nell

Some people don’t visit their high schools until the reunion, which makes everyone fearful of if they changed for the better or for the worst. Some folks don’t visit until they are back home and just stop by to remember that that place doesn’t just exist in their dreams. For a moment in time, it … Read moreWhen A Memory Becomes A Stranger by Mayana Nell

The Modern Detriment of Social Media by Robyn Henson

Social media has caused major impacts over the past 20 years. From MySpace to Facebook, Twitter to Instagram, and Snapchat to TikTok, the demonstration of trend and influence has been easier to access over the course of time. The accessibility that society has over social media apps has made me realize how damaging it is … Read moreThe Modern Detriment of Social Media by Robyn Henson

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

Black Girls in Castles by Beatrice Winifred Iker

Illustration by Mimi Mutesa @mimimutesa when I was a child I went to the grocery store in search of  sustenance and while I never found any I did find  food  when I was a teenager, a teacher warned me with widened eyes fisted hands a bitter heart he warned me, I was too soft for … Read moreBlack Girls in Castles by Beatrice Winifred Iker

(Issue 13) Health/ Sex/ Wellness Feature: Imani Samuels from Huru Space

Interview by Carolina Meurkens, Photography by Vanessa dos Santos Mixed Mag is excited to feature Imani Joye Samuels, the founder of Huru, a sacred space for wellness and rest. As a spiritual thought leader, Imani dreams of a world that celebrates stillness as a means to discover peace. Huru infuses clinical, cultural and spiritual touches to … Read more(Issue 13) Health/ Sex/ Wellness Feature: Imani Samuels from Huru Space

And That Was That by Jackson McAlister

[The Beginning of My Conscious’ Enlightenment]  “Though Kameny did not have a word for it yet, by exposing the arbitrary logic of the purges with his own, contrary logic, he formulated gay pride as a political tool of resistance, a weapon to be wielded…”  – Eric Cervini, author of  The Deviant’s War, the Homosexual  vs. … Read moreAnd That Was That by Jackson McAlister

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