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

Editor’s Note: Hot Girl Tips for a Healthy Gut by Stephanie Eyocko

Hello and welcome to the 13th Issue of Mixed Mag. I am so happy to have you here. What if I told you that longevity really can be achieved through food — if you follow an approach based on facts, not the newest craze? I’m a City Girl in every way: A twenty something, career-oriented, … Read moreEditor’s Note: Hot Girl Tips for a Healthy Gut by Stephanie Eyocko

Acne, A Manifesto (minus the Studios) 

By Chiugo Akujuobi  Many won’t believe what I’m about to say; however, I truly believe that everyone is beautiful in their own way. It’s cheesy, it’s cliché, but that doesn’t erase the adage’s truth. Beauty standards fluctuate, transform, and detour given the time period, the continent, the country, the city, the culture, religion, ethnic group, … Read moreAcne, A Manifesto (minus the Studios) 

Sex, Guilt, and Spiders by Mateo Omar

In some of my previous work, and in two pieces of which I spoke briefly about in a previous issue of Mixed Mag (June 2021), I aimed to center my pieces around some of the main facets of my identity: my ancestry, my culture, my pride, and the aspects in which colonialism has disconnected me … Read moreSex, Guilt, and Spiders by Mateo Omar

Are Men Outdated? by Lulu Kirtchuk

Illustration by Andrea Miranda Once the esteemed breadwinners in a world where penetrative sex still ruled supreme, men reigned upon their high pedestals… power, in the palm of their hand. However, as the years have passed and women have come to uncover the secrets of stocks and clitoral stimulation, the tall pedestals have come crashing … Read moreAre Men Outdated? by Lulu Kirtchuk

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)

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