COVID-19 Has Proven To Be Deadly, Especially for the Latino Community by Brittany Zendejas

(Illustration by @iggdeh) While Miguel Hastorga speaks, he constantly has to clear his throat, trying to suppress the fits of coughing that still linger from the virus. His sentences are slow and thoughtful. Before the positive test results, every member of the family had tried their best to be cautious and clean. Then his wife…

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Hair Stories: (Kimber)

Photography by Joana Meurkens, Forward and Interview by Carolina Meurkens Interviewing our community members for our monthly hair stories has been one my favorite projects to put together every Issue. With every story, I learn more about the powerful connection between hair, heritage, and identity. This month, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kimber, my…

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Healing Spaces and Places by Maya Mathur

Like most, I’ve always enjoyed receiving flowers. My first boyfriend used to pluck hibiscus and plumeria from the neighborhood hedges and place them behind my ear, causing seventeen year old me to swoon. When we broke up, I continued to buy myself flowers as a sweet gesture— tangible proof that I could make myself feel loved in this…

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Hair Stories: (Ron)

Forward and Interview by Carolina Meurkens, Photography by Joana Meurkens In Part Three of Hair Stories, I had the pleasure of interviewing my fiancé Ron Collins. Conversations around Blackness, self-love and hair care connected us from the very beginning of our relationship. And as we begin our family together, I felt inspired to learn more…

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