(Issue 1) Theater, Film & TV Feature: Iris Beaumier

Interview by Maya Renee Castro & Carolina Meurkens Photography by Joana Meurkens Iris Beaumier is a proud New Yorker and first generation immigrant of French and Ghanaian descent. She is an actor/ singer/ filmmaker with a passion for environmentalism and social change. Iris and I met as freshmen at LaGuardia High School Music & Art … Read more(Issue 1) Theater, Film & TV Feature: Iris Beaumier

Pride and Shame: A Harikatha From Becoming My Identity (Part 1) by Hari Venkatachalam

In 2019, an organization called “Super Happy Fun America” organized what they called a “straight pride parade,” along the lines of the annual Boston Pride. I remember hearing about it while having lunch with a friend. He came across the news article while lazily scanning through posts on Facebook. “Straight pride?” he asked incredulously, nearly … Read morePride and Shame: A Harikatha From Becoming My Identity (Part 1) by Hari Venkatachalam

The Partner of My Hormones by Megan Conley

The doctor’s appointment lasts twenty minutes. That’s all. She barely even looks at me, probes me once or twice, hisses a sympathetic eesh, then absently announces the name of the problem I’ve been having for six years. When I was sixteen, they looked like pimples. At eighteen, my gynecologist told me that if I really … Read moreThe Partner of My Hormones by Megan Conley

Self Realization During Self Isolation by Nancy Azcona

Self Realization During Self Isolation  I’ve always been a plus-sized girl. From as young as I can remember, I shopped at Fashion Bug, Rainbow, and the women’s sale section of Macy’s; and weight loss has been prevalent in my life since I was 14. Drastic loss and gain has happened due to EDs, lack of … Read moreSelf Realization During Self Isolation by Nancy Azcona

Having A Baby During A Pandemic by messypot

I remember scouring the internet for information to try and feel as prepared as possible awaiting the arrival of my baby. Nothing could prepare me for what happened. We went into the hospital under the impression everything was fine and left hearing that our city  was going into lockdown, that we shouldn’t have any visitors … Read moreHaving A Baby During A Pandemic by messypot

Cry Baby Cry by Alexandra Lee

Your tears will thank you later.  My emotionality has become an identity with many names, like an HSP, empath, feeler, cry baby. In college, this sensitivity was playfully prodded among my friends. With others, it was cast in a more negative light. But with each year around the sun, I grow to understand that this … Read moreCry Baby Cry by Alexandra Lee

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