A Chameleon, Unveiled by Sabrina Choudhary

Illustration by Divyakshi Kedia My childhood memories of St. Patrick’s Day consist of my mom baking soda bread, decking me in plastic shamrock jewelry, and forcing me to wear green. “It’s the only way people will know you’re Irish,” she would explain. It was a holiday for celebrating a heritage that I knew next to … Read moreA Chameleon, Unveiled by Sabrina Choudhary

Write the f*cking book by Nancy Azcona

April of 2021 was an immense month for me. Overall, this entire year has been monumental, but April definitely had a lot going on. Between podcasts, performances, and my birthday, I also released my first book Corazón De Seda in April. And though busy feels like an understatement at this point, the sleepless nights have felt … Read moreWrite the f*cking book by Nancy Azcona

The Vegetarian isn’t really about vegetarianism by Annoushka Clear

TW: rape, eating disorders Surprise, it’s an exquisite, haunting metaphor. The Vegetarian, winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2016, is Han Kang’s first novel translated from Korean into English, by Deborah Smith. Originally released as three separate ‘novelettes’, Kang published them together for the first time in one volume in 2007 with Changbi Publishers, … Read moreThe Vegetarian isn’t really about vegetarianism by Annoushka Clear

Echo Chambers & Filter Bubbles Rely on Social Media Algorithms To Survive by Paola Fernandez

Echo chambers have caused more miscommunication than productive discourse. Imagine an elementary playground where the only group of kids are exposed to what the leader says and does. They mimic the behavior and comments the leader displays. There are no other groups of kids playing except them. The kids start to bounce the same ideas … Read moreEcho Chambers & Filter Bubbles Rely on Social Media Algorithms To Survive by Paola Fernandez

Empty Wells by Jay Roundtree

My body is not my own. It has never been mine to explore, to learn, or to love carefully. It’s shape, how it moves, it’s softness, how it shimmers in the sunlight—that has never been mine to cherish. The songs of my soul and of my heart, my voice yearning to be heard—those have never … Read moreEmpty Wells by Jay Roundtree

The Act of Learning to Speak by Oseyomo Abiebhode

[Trigger warning: This writing contains material about sexual and dating violence.] No no no no No no no no no no  No no no no no no no no no no no no She spreads her lips apart and then makes an o of it as she says the word, over and over. Her lips … Read moreThe Act of Learning to Speak by Oseyomo Abiebhode

Why Guns Come in Pink by Arsha Adarsh

We sit together in the companionable silence of midnight, and savior this slice of life before lockdown. For three months already, the novel Coronavirus has had us trapped in our four walls, with only each other for company, and we’re starting to go insane. I inhale the open night. The mountain grasses whisper warm perfume … Read moreWhy Guns Come in Pink by Arsha Adarsh

mariconcito VII by Jose Useche

VII. How do you deny patience? How do you dismiss respect? How do you reject unconditional love?  I will tell you how. You like yourself so little that you find anyone who will give you those things a  fool. Only a delusional, misguided pushover would voluntarily nurture you.  That is how it was being with … Read moremariconcito VII by Jose Useche

Blueprint of (Nostalgia) by Sherin Nassar

can’t keep a journal so I track my mood thru monthly playlists  When I want to remember where I was during a certain point in time in my life, I go to Spotify and listen to the playlist I created that month. A habit I can’t break, I’ve made monthly playlists since 2016 when I … Read moreBlueprint of (Nostalgia) by Sherin Nassar

Meditations on a Cuckoo Clock by Lisa Wright

I recently found myself purchasing a broken cuckoo clock on Ebay. But why a broken cuckoo clock, you may ask? And why a cuckoo clock in the first place? The answer to both of these questions is simple enough—it was Christmas; my partner’s father loves to tinker; and he has, of late, began restoring and … Read moreMeditations on a Cuckoo Clock by Lisa Wright

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