Kita by Baby

by Rebecca Yoo Yebecca has been a visionary artist since the beginning. By upcycling unwanted pieces in her wardrobe, she redesigns a whole new flair from sketch to finished product. Her brand, Kita By Baby (@kitabybaby), has become an archive page of her self-taught artistic journey. At the end of the day, Yebecca mentions, “It’s always been … Read moreKita by Baby

(Issue 14) Fashion Feature: Rupal Bakul Banerjee

Interview and Photography by Anisha Patil In this interview, designer and founder Rupal Banerjee of ‘Ru by Rupal’ tells Fashion Editor and photographer Anisha Patil about her journey of self-expression through fashion, graphic design and business. From her early days influenced by her Desi parents’ business to her later days at Parsons, and more recently … Read more(Issue 14) Fashion Feature: Rupal Bakul Banerjee

Azania Means Freedom Project by Azania Tripp

Photos by Skye Lee (@skyelee99) “I created a collection of wearable paper collage earrings featuring images of Afrofuturism, the power of joy, and the impact of historical trauma. With the Minnesota State Arts Board| Creative Support for Individuals FY 2021 grant, I have had the ability to partner with various artists to create a virtual … Read moreAzania Means Freedom Project by Azania Tripp

UCLA HIP HOP CONGRESS FASHION SHOW by Daniel F Leka

fash·ion shownounA fashion show (French défilé de mode) is an event put on by a fashion designer toshowcase their upcoming line of clothing and/or accessories. Fashion shows debut everyseason, particularly the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter seasons. This is where the latestfashion trends are made. “Within my work, ‘culture’ is a guiding principle in what ideas I … Read moreUCLA HIP HOP CONGRESS FASHION SHOW by Daniel F Leka

(Issue 13) Theater, Film & TV Feature: Jose Useche

Interview by Kimber Monroe, Photography by Joana Meurkens As the new Editor of Mixed Mag’s Theater, Film and TV section, I wanted to have my first stab at featuring someone who I not only consider an upcoming giant in the industry, but a fellow peer. As an BIPOC actor and writer myself, I understand the … Read more(Issue 13) Theater, Film & TV Feature: Jose Useche

Dinner Conversation

Marisa Vito (she/they) is a queer Californian poet who has published with Crab Fat Magazine, The Spectacle, and the Los Angeles Magazine. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in English Literature/Writing and is the Digital Content Manager for Copper Canyon Press, as well as an editor for literary magazine, … Read moreDinner Conversation

My Mother Eve by Mia Altamuro

Artwork by Andrea Miranda I am my Mother Eve’s child;I always want the one thingI can’t have. the entire world in front of me,the life I could live,and I want to feel you breathe on me,to love me for the fuck of it. I’m in a gardenwith everything I needsurrounding me,yet I am Eve’s daughter, … Read moreMy Mother Eve by Mia Altamuro

every night by Jontha Links

L.A. based indie duo Jontha Links releases a music video to accompany their lead single “every night”, marking the long-awaited follow up to their rock anthem “Pretty Carolina”. The track began as a wistful guitar lick made from 2000’s emo nostalgia, thrown over 90’s r&b drums. Connie heard Shamik’s beat through the wall of his … Read moreevery night by Jontha Links

todo te nada by REYNA

Watch the latest music video from sister power-pop duo REYNA for their single “Todo to Nada” off of their last EP, You Could at Least Say Goodbye released via Cosmica Artists earlier this year.  The single chronicles a once consuming love turning into a memory near forgotten, as the music video visually takes viewers on … Read moretodo te nada by REYNA

Vision Board by Lyrics Born

Hot off the heels of Mobile Homies Season 1 which was a bombastic collection of tracks that was written like an album but played like a mixtape, Vision Board is a focused affair that found him stretching his creativity farther and challenging himself to write in a way he’s never written before.  Recorded primarily in … Read moreVision Board by Lyrics Born

an excerpt from “Dykes Day”

The following is an excerpt from dykes day, a holigay; dykes day is an anthology of poetry, prose, and fiction. Visit http://www.dykesday.gay to buy their new book! Fall 2003 So, I’m just sitting there, pulling on my sleeve, brushing mites off the basket, just doing lil fidgety shit…but really, I’m looking at Jaleesa out the … Read morean excerpt from “Dykes Day”

Hair Stories: (Elizabeth)

Interview by Carolina Meurkens, Photography by Mariah Miranda In a society that values whiteness and one’s ability to approximate it, hair can be a battleground. In Hair Stories, we wrestle with what it means to love yourself through your relationship with hair and others’ perception of it. Through interviews with our editors, contributors and community … Read moreHair Stories: (Elizabeth)

A “Vast Vision” in Pursuit of a Life of Purpose by Dr. Nedda Mehdizadeh, Ph.D

When I decided to register for a life coach certification program, I was initially nervous about what my decision would look like to others. For me it was a no-brainer: it was simply a way to expand the work I have always dedicated myself to doing as a teacher-scholar-activist. But I knew that some people … Read moreA “Vast Vision” in Pursuit of a Life of Purpose by Dr. Nedda Mehdizadeh, Ph.D

The Issue with Involuntary Psychiatric Holds: a Call for Patient-Centered Mental Health Treatment by Julian Petrello, MA, LMSW

Nearly an eighth of the world population struggles with a diagnosable mental illness. Most folks with psychological disorders do not have access to adequate care due to a lack of services and supports, capacity issues, accessibility issues, cost issues, or widespread stigma that discourages people from seeking help. Cultural perspectives, language, and idiomatic expressions all … Read moreThe Issue with Involuntary Psychiatric Holds: a Call for Patient-Centered Mental Health Treatment by Julian Petrello, MA, LMSW

It’s Not Just DeSantis: Post-Covid Rally Boosted Incumbent Governors & Senators by Jordan Rosenberg Cobos

There are many stories about this historic midterm election. In many ways it was a continuation of the global rally-around-the-flag effect we’ve seen with Covid-19. If results in Alaska and Georgia go as expected, for the first time US voters will re-elect every incumbent Senator. Biden’s vaccination drive combined with the more infectious but less … Read moreIt’s Not Just DeSantis: Post-Covid Rally Boosted Incumbent Governors & Senators by Jordan Rosenberg Cobos

Biden’s Record Rewarded, Trump Coup Attempt Rebuked as Ukraine Keeps Winning War by Jordan Rosenberg Cobos

In the US, midterm voters reasserted people’s right to abortion, and the right to vote in free and fair election. Voters said “Enough” to the GOP’s extremism, tiring of Donald Trump’s fascist cult of personality. The second impeachment of Trump following the deadly self-coup attempt to overturn the previous election on January 6, 2021, should … Read moreBiden’s Record Rewarded, Trump Coup Attempt Rebuked as Ukraine Keeps Winning War by Jordan Rosenberg Cobos

Chinese and Americans Assert Rights, Defying Autocrats by Jordan Rosenberg Cobos

Protests spread to China’s flagship Tsinghua University, alma mater of Xi Jinping and Hu Jintao. This is outside the Zijing dining hall. After a decade and a half of democratic backsliding around the globe, suddenly citizens in the world’s two superpowers are asserting their human rights and demanding more freedoms. These are China’s largest national … Read moreChinese and Americans Assert Rights, Defying Autocrats by Jordan Rosenberg Cobos

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